Building EQ as important as IQ

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the ability to recognise, understand, and manage emotions. According to studies, poor EQ skills can result in aggression, anxiety, depression, poor academic performance etc.

Therefore, while teachers take lessons to develop Intelligence Quotient (IQ), they should also give adequate importance to building the EQ, as it allows children to manage their emotions and improves educational outcomes, while reducing anxiety and behavioural problems.