Benefits of emotionally intelligent parenting

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Benefits of emotionally intelligent parenting

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If you know what you feel, it's going to be a whole lot easier for you to make that emotional connection with your baby. That leads to the secure attachment bond. So emotional intelligence, when you feel your feelings, when you're sensitive, calm, and alert, and you pick up on the emotional cues of your baby, you create a world that's safe and comfortable for that child. And you are also mirroring emotional intelligence to your baby. The easiest, best way for a child to become emotionally intelligent is with an emotionally intelligent parent.

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Jeanne Segal, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Jeanne Segal is a mother and grandmother with an MA degree in psychology and PhD in sociology. She is an author whose books have been translated into 13 languages. Dr. Segal is the developer and content editor of Helpguide.org, a nonprofit website that helps people help themselves. Helpguide attracts over 1 million viewers a week and collaborates with the publishing arm of Harvard Medical School. One of the topics covered on the Helpguide.org website that is dearest to her heart is infant mental health.

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