On the eve of the SDG Summit 2030, we at Make Mothers Matter draw attention to the topic of Emotional intelligence, often overlooked in educational systems, which we believe is essential for healthy relationships, mental well-being, sound decision-making, and leadership development (SDGs 3 and 4). By recognizing the importance of mothers’ and their families’ mental health we can make significant strides towards achieving multiple SDGs and creating healthier, more equitable, and sustainable communities.
To address this, we decided to partner with La Granja Ability Training Center, who offer online Emotional Wellbeing resources for families. The inaugural episode, “The Perfect Family Syndrome,” crushed harmful expectations of perfect parenting and outcomes. It has since been followed by two more videos.
This collaboration equips families with tools for emotionally intelligent child-rearing, fostering self-esteem, emotional balance, effective communication, trust-building, and challenging perfectionist ideals. La Granja, a center specializing in enhancing social skills in school-age children since 1984, has developed a unique, certified method for emotional intelligence education over nearly two decades. We are excited to join forces with them to nurture these vital skills in both parents and children.
These resources offer helpful reminders that “emotions are neither good nor bad” but allow us to adapt and are assets when processed in a healthy way. Upcoming videos will delve into topics like preoccupation, impatience, vulnerability, anxiety, stress, joy, and pressure. Keep an eye out for the next video on overprotection, available on the MMM YouTube page. Learn more about La Granja and their work here.
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On the eve of the SDG Summit 2030, we at Make Mothers Matter draw attention to the topic of Emotional intelligence, often overlooked in educational systems, which we believe is essential for healthy relationshi