IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EQ

In Flight Magazine - - INFLIGHT LOVES -

Psy­cho­log­i­cal re­search sug­gests that fewer chil­dren are able to cope with the com­plex range of emo­tions that they are con­fronted with th­ese days. Glob­ally, ex­perts have re­ported a de­cline in emo­tional in­tel­li­gence (EQ) amongst chil­dren and this is detri­men­tal to their ca­pac­ity to re­solve con­flict, ex­plore new ac­tiv­i­ties and achieve more in life. Child ther­a­pist and so­cial worker, Shon­tell Fiet, has de­vel­oped a unique game, iFeel, as an easy-to-use, af­ford­able tool for par­ents and teach­ers to fa­cil­i­tate an en­vi­ron­ment in which chil­dren are en­cour­aged to iden­tify, ex­press and reg­u­late their feel­ings more ef­fec­tively.The game in­cludes a deck of 14 an­i­mal-themed cards that pro­motes a fun and non-threat­en­ing con­text in which chil­dren aged four and older can safely ex­plore and ex­press their feel­ings. Each game costs R250. For pur­chases, email info@ifeel­games.co.za. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ifeel­games.co.za.

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