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Parenting expert releases guide to managing emotions for children

By Itunu Oyelekan
18 December 2021   |   3:07 am
To help children understand their emotions, which guides their journey towards peaceful living within the home and community, the founder of GalParenting Place and creator of Peaceful Parenting Hub, Abimbola Olayinka...

Founder, GalParenting Place, Abimbola Olayinka with school children

To help children understand their emotions, which guides their journey towards peaceful living within the home and community, the founder of GalParenting Place and creator of Peaceful Parenting Hub, Abimbola Olayinka has released a book titled, You and Your Emotions to achieve this.

The book, which is available for free, has already reached out to about 5,000 students across numerous primary and secondary schools within Lagos State.

According to Olayinka, from infantry, kids imbibe what they see, when they see us portray diligence in our careers, they aspire after diligence. They commit hours to extra learning. When raised in a home where conflicts, fights, and arguments own the day, they grow up believing this is the proper order.

She said, “Children are precious beings. Brimming with potential and capable of innovation and ideation, children are pivotal in our desire to nurture a peaceful society. They simplify what is otherwise considered complex. They are loving and compassionate, lovers of teamwork, willing to resolve conflicts and grow with their peers. Yet, children our need help.

“Hence as a leader passionate about the healthy growth of children, I am inspired to equip them with the necessary tools needed to thrive now and in the future. To achieve this, we embarked on a scheme to help children realise the best versions of themselves.”

The parenting coach noted that it begins with self-awareness, which opens kids to the truth of who they are. They are conscious of their emotions, their feelings, and the ripple effects of these on their actions. Self-awareness, however, only thrives in all-round knowledge on emotions.

With You and Your Emotions, a guide on managing emotions, your children can win all year with their emotions. Written for children, the book is the foremost text your child needs for a balanced emotional growth.

“We believe that a healthy reading culture is an essential feature for a child’s healthy development. The book will whet your child’s appetite for reading and knowledge. Considered an in-depth material on harnessing a child’s strengths through Emotional Intelligence, the book will transform your response to your child’s emotions, strengths, and weaknesses and we will raise healthy, self-aware kids, while we discover hacks for peacefully navigating an otherwise busy society.

She added, “Each page will open your child’s eyes to discover who they are and how much they are capable of. Your children’s emotions will thrive as Peaceful living begins with them. We have to be intentional about the leaders we are rating for the future.”