We often discourage our grandchildren from asking questions about other people because it appears as if they are being rude or they are being a sticky nose.
We were raised not to ask probing questions and to mind our own business. However, but did you know that taking an interest in other people is a sign a child has a high emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence refers to someone’s ability to care of others and themselves equally. It sometimes looks like generosity and kindness.
Raising an emotional intelligent child is a long term goal. However, the end result will be a child who is confident, calm and successful in many other fields.
What do Emotionally Intelligent children do?
Children who are emotionally intelligent always look forward to meeting new people. They tend to ask a lot of questions about the person too.
The questions are not framed in a malicious way, but more empathetic.
In fact, emotional intelligent children are sensitive to the needs of others, having a genuine interest in their welfare.
This curiosity for others is a clear demonstration that a child will learn about other people’s lives. In doing so, they will gain a greater understanding of the issues and problems other people have.
The important thing to remember if you have a child who resembles the points mentioned here is not to dampen their enthusiasm for others, but to teach them how to ask questions sensitively and show them how they can help others in practical ways.