PAP 047: The Importance of Building Emotional Intelligence, with Angela Pruess, LMFT
The Importance of Building Emotional Intelligence
with Angela Pruess, LMFT
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking with licensed child therapist, Angela Pruess, about emotional intelligence. Building emotional intelligence skills is an important part of raising kids with ADHD, kids who are often dysregulated emotionally and struggle with interactions with others. We discuss emotional awareness, emotional regulation, and how emotional intelligence plays a role in relationships with others and social interactions. Listen in to learn how to assess your child’s current emotional intelligence and then work on building skills where there are gaps.
“They need to be able to handle the highs and lows in life. Emotional intelligence skills will enable us to see that our kids thrive.” — Angela Pruess
Resources in this Episode
NOTE: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Angela’s Articles on Emotional Intelligence
- Amygdala Hijack
- The Incredible 5-Point Scale, tool for learning to communicate and regulate emotions
- Zones of Regulation
- Whole Brain Child, by Dr. Dan Siegel
- Dr. Siegel’s Hand Model (video below)
ANGELA PRUESS, LMFT
Angela Pruess is a licensed clinical therapist who wants to help you raise emotionally healthy kids that will change the world, by explaining the he(art) and science behind your child’s developmental and emotional needs at ParentsWithConfidence.com. She also writes about childhood mental health and the therapeutic power of play. With her help, you can better understand your child, help them meet their full potential, and LOVE the journey of parenthood.
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I have commented before & still wish there was a way you could have a transcript available of the podcast as it makes it SO much easier for many parents to “get” what is being said. I’m surprised you only have an auditory version since many parents of ADHD kids also have ADHD themselves, & paper/visual learning is much more effective than just auditory.
Thanks for all you do offer to the community of ADHD & Autism as you help many. 🙂