If you are worried about the mental well-being of your grandchildren one indicator that they may not be coping is if they are able to develop fulfilling, effective relationships.
Now, this statement needs to be framed around more information such as:
Does your grandchild have the opportunity to meet new people?
Are they naturally shy?
For some children making friends can be very difficult indeed.
It Goes Beyond Making Friends Easily
However, developing fulfilling, effective relationships goes beyond being friendly or popular in the playground.
A child who is happy to play with any child at the park or talk to an adult they are introduced to by their parents, for example, is exhibiting a strong emotional intelligence.
Fulfilling, Effective Relationships
If a child is able to develop fulfilling, effective relationships they will have a greater confidence in their world and themselves.
They will feel less alone, knowing they have the skills to surround themselves with people who care for them, and will support them when things aren’t going well.
Why is Having a Strong Emotional Intelligence Important?
Children who are emotionally intelligent have a high regard for others. They genuinely care for the well-being of all people, including strangers.
In a world which rewards selfishness and competition, many of us recognize deep in our hearts that raising caring, kind children is extremely important.
Being kind and exhibiting other values is not only good for the child, but for the community on the whole.