With the rise of depression and anxiety, how can we help children and teens develop more self-care and self-reflection? These are vital aspects of life that can help us improve our skills and understand ourselves better at any age. Besides enhancing our careers and lives, personal growth and self-improvement are also essential factors that can help us develop our skills and improve our lives.

The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be very challenging for parents. It’s not just about hormones and moodiness, but it’s also a time of significant changes in how the brain develops. This can cause children to behave in strange ways. They may also sometimes feel confused, so keep in mind that they are still trying to figure it out.

Being able to help children and teens understand how to express their thoughts and feelings at this time is very important. This will allow them to function properly at home and in school. 

Recognize Growth

While it’s easy to recognize changes in physical characteristics, it’s also essential to pay attention to children’s growth. This is because their emotional development can often be overlooked. By acknowledging and celebrating the positive changes that their kids are showing, they can help encourage and support their growth.

Label Emotions

Understanding how to label and recognize their feelings is also important to help children develop their emotional maturity. This can be done by identifying when and how they feel.

Lead By Example

Parents, teachers, and any role model should make a point of leading by example. When it comes to teaching emotional intelligence, this means making a point of working on your emotional intelligence levels first. Start by admitting how you’re feeling, including what you do to control and acknowledge your feelings. 

Emotion Management

When your child starts to recognize the feelings that they’re feeling, you must support them. You can help them positively deal with their emotions by asking them questions and helping them come up with a solution.


Understanding why others do what they do is fundamental to developing emotional intelligence. Seeing things from another person’s perspective helps us feel empathy for them.