In this episode, Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly explains what assertiveness is and what it is not. There really is a way to be assertive and still be a decent human being. He also explains why assertiveness is good for us to practice. Knowing your needs and how to communicate your needs effectively is a key aspect of emotional intelligence.
Parenting with emotional intelligence involves being mindful of the stage that your child is in. Dr. Greg Hamlin briefly discusses three illustrations of how parents can pay attention to the needs of each stage of a child's life. Parenting with with developmental needs in mind makes for decisions that you can live with while helping your child grow and mature.
Dr. Greg Hamlin explains a quick-and-easy way to understand Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and offers tips for parenting a child who is easily distracted. By understanding ADD, both parent and child increase self-awareness, an important aspect of emotional intelligence.