Raising children isn't an easy job. It requires sacrifice, toughness, a whole lot of love, tenderness, affection, and attention (though this is the easy part), all so that these little bundles of joy will grow up to be people you'll be proud to call family. Luckily this is not that difficult to do. All it takes is a little effort and a push in the right direction.
Before anything can be said about how to teach emotional intelligence, it is important to understand that it is the position of this book and its author that what is referred to here as emotional intelligence is a complex interaction between inborn skills, instruction, and experience. It is possible to teach the skills and attitudes that comprise emotional intelligence through the process of social-emotional learning, and every person's natural personality traits, skills, and preferences will have dramatic effects on that learning. This means that the best thing any parents can have when listening to this book is an intimate understanding of both themselves and their child along with an understanding that those personal qualities will have huge impacts on the learning process. Methods that work very well for one child may fail completely with another. Even children who live in the same household will learn and develop differently. At the end of the day, remember it is not only possible to raise your child's emotional intelligence through instruction; it is also vital to his or her livelihood.