If your child knows how to identify each of their emotions, understands the feelings that come as a result of that emotion and then understands appropriate ways to deal with those feelings and in particular when it comes to dealing with other people, you are going to have a very emotionally intelligent adult child! Emotional intelligence for children is so important for several reasons but mostly because it helps them to suffer less anxiety as they can realise why they feel yukky and can take control of the situation so they can feel better.
Many people think that emotional intelligence, like IQ can be measured using a test. Of course this is true and there are many examples of an emotional intelligence test to be found on the internet. However here is another way to test your emotional intelligence that you may not have thought of.