Parenting Styles and Children’s Emotional Intelligence: What do We Know?

  title={Parenting Styles and Children’s Emotional Intelligence: What do We Know?},
  author={Alberto A. Alegre},
  journal={The Family Journal},
  pages={56 - 62}
  • A. Alegre
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Psychology
  • The Family Journal
The theory of emotional intelligence has elicited great interest both in the academic and the nonacademic world. Therapists, educators, and parents want to know what they can do to help children develop their emotional intelligence. However, most of the research in this field has investigated adults’ emotional intelligence. This study reviews the scarce research literature in the area of children’s emotional intelligence. It also reviews the way in which parenting styles and practices predict… 

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