Similar to IQ, your “intellectual quotient” your emotional intelligence is a measure of how capable you are in handling your emotions. The difference between the two is that you can improve your emotional intelligence as you get older.
Today on Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at what Emotional Intelligence is, why it’s important and how to improve it.
This week we go off script a bit to deal with some issues. First we talk about a series of deadly tornados that blew through our area and actually our town in the wake of hurricane Ida. We’ll talk a bit about how scary that was and the lingering anxiety of the experience. We’ll also talk about the disruption the storms caused to everyone’s life in the area last week which prevented us from recording our show during our regularly schedule time last week.
Then we’ll talk about some of the stress and anxiety of going back to school. We’ll address the underlying anxiety and fear for our safety about in person learning during the ongoing pandemic. We’ll look at some of the stress issues about having so many advanced courses and so little time to ourselves with Marching Band.
Finally we’ll talk about concerns and unresolved issues that are causing some stress and anxiety. We’ll look at ways to tackle some of the problems, cope with those we can solve and look at what the near future holds for us and hopefully resolve some of the tensions and anxieties from the last two weeks.
Situations, emotions and hormones often combine in our teens to make them feel like a burden on those around them. We’ll explore why this happens, some of the things that can cause this and finally we’ll look at ways to help our teens combat this.
This week we’re talking about jealousy and teens. We’ll talk a little about the nature of jealousy. We’ll explore how we can turn jealousy into a constructive inspiration and grow from it as an individual. Then we’ll explore the common types of jealousy most teens might face. And finally we’ll talk about tips on how to deal with jealousy.
Teens face a deluge of emotions both positive and negative. Balancing those emotions and dealing with them can be a monumental challenge as they tackle all of the other issues associated with being a teenager.
This week we look at five different techniques to help you balance those emotions so you can deal with them, keep them in check and turn them into constructive aspects of your personality. We’ll look at how to ride the wave of emotions, discuss meditation and mindfulness techniques, explore how physical exercise can help, discuss the importance of sleep hygiene and look at how creative and being in the “flow” can improve focus.
All of the techniques we’ll talk about this week not only help to balance your emotions but have both psychological and physical benefits to them. Instead of resorting to medications to combat some of the more common issues in teens learning to balance your emotions can have the same lasting effects.
This week we highlight the artistic talents of our co-host Madison. We’ll take a look at several outlets for artistic expression that she enjoys from music to writing and illustration to creative construction. We’ve got a few pre-recorded segments that will allow us to showcase Madison’s musical talents on the Trumpet and some spoken word versions of her creative writing exploits.
We also took the time to digitize a selection of her artwork. We’ll get a chance to look at how her artistic styles and skills advance from basic custom comics through her own character generation and the evolution of her own unique art style.
Finally we’ll look at her creative construction expression through her custom lego creations. We’ll take a walk through her unique apartment complex that allowed her to expand beyond just doing instruction based Lego builds to something a bit more complicated and creative.
Art plays an import part to the development of our youth. Encouraging those creative endeavors is key to grown of skills, imagination and expression. If you would like us to feature some of your artwork on a future recap podcast feel free to send some samples over to firstname.lastname@example.org.