Helping teenagers succeed at school is about a lot more than just learning the 3 R’s and having access to the internet. As discussed in the last post a teen’s capacity to learn can be severely impacted by their emotional state. When teens feel anxious, angry, or upset they will absorb far less than when they are happy, safe, and comfortable with their surroundings.
Parents can contribute to their teenager’s emotional well being by attending to the ‘3 E’s’ of emotional nurture- Eliminate, Educate and Encourage. The previous post covered how to improve teenage learning by eliminating common causes of stress or anxiety for teens. It also covered the basic components of Emotional Intelligence that teens can learn.
This post will detail how parents can educate and encourage their teens to develop their emotional intelligence and consequently improve their capacity for learning.- See more at: http://understandingteenagers.com.au/blog/2012/08/teaching-teens-emotional-intelligence/#sthash.EyiSDZW1.dpuf