According to modern educational perspectives, EQ is emphasized more than
IQ. That is, emotional maturity is regarded more important than intellectuality.
However, an educational crisis is that children spend their most time in playing
with computers. They are deprived of ordinary contacts with their peers.
Emotions are psychologically defined as reponses to what they experience
when humans are emotionally disturbed. The negative responses, such as depression,
anxiety, fear, or anger, sometimes cause acute mental or physical suffering
and chronic illnesses.
The educators who have been studying child emotional developments focus
on two aspects: the emotional resilience and release. To nurture emotional
resilience, the child educators group children according to their ages and offer
different inputs and circumstances to let them exposed to diverse emotions. Although
it seems better that children experience only positive emotions, children have
to be exposed to negative emotions because children will experience both positive
and negative emotions throughout their lives. In addition, the educators help
children to learn how to respond to negative emotions.
Since our body is affected by our emotions, the educators teach to children
how to express their emotions and obtain emotional stability. The educators
encourage children to understand differences between entities and situations and
to find some good ways to freely express how they feel.
Our emotions were given to us when God created us. God intended that
human emotions served as an essential tool to express, communicate, and share
with other people what they think and feel. Some desirable ways to develop
human emotions are to nurture children's faith by helping them understand salvific
love of Jesus Christ. It is important that children do not confide themselves
extremely, depend on other people's emotions, or are not completely controlled
by surroundings. They have to identify themselves within Biblical perspective
in order to enjoy genuine sadness, joy, and freedom.