We teach children to read, write, dress or ride a bike, etc. But what about your emotions? Educating in positive emotions can become the key to happiness. Positive emotions help make people more resistant to adversity. People who, in the face of adversity, bend but do not break, are capable of experiencing positive emotions even in stressful situations.
Many mental health problems have an emotional origin, misunderstood and repressed emotions damage our body and mind. Emotions are always “educated”, the difference is that they can educate themselves, for better or for worse, or you can consciously influence them, helping us to understand, transform and regulate our emotions.
The ability to pause and not act on the first impulse has become crucial learning in daily life
Educate the emotions
Educating in emotions is educating for life. The emotional intelligence is to have a range of skills to recognize our own feelings and those of others and also be able to manage them properly.
A few years ago, emotional education consisted of learning to repress certain emotions and not allow them to surface in public. However, fortunately little by little we are beginning to discover emotional intelligence, to give it the importance it deserves and that includes the proper expression of emotions and not their repression.
The ideal way to reduce future levels of violence and increase altruism is through early social and emotional learning. If a child is able to identify what his feelings and those of his classmates are, he will know how to react appropriately to them and will serve as a basis for improving his social skills: to know what to do when.
The integration of children with sociability problems happens here, so that he understands how others feel and because others understand how he feels. In addition, knowing how to express emotions will make them not a child without a voice, but a child who asks for help if they feel in danger or threatened.
“Let’s not forget that small emotions are the captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it”
-Vincent van Gogh-