In 2012 the Victorian Government cut $300m in funding from the TAFE sector and Robyn was retrenched so she understands the emotions and anxiety that this raises. In Shanghai the business was closed and again Robyn needed to rediscover herself. Robyn can help you not only survive these tough times but thrive.
As a mother of 3 adult children, Robyn looks back on her time raising small children and wishes she had learnt self-awareness and empathy as she would have understood herself and her children’s needs better.
After being married for 39 years having the courage to be vulnerable can be harder with the people you love. You are set in your ways and patterns are well established. But we can learn and choose to change and continually make our relationships better. It’s never too late.
You know I wish I had been more emotionally intelligent when I was a young mum. As I look back at some of their toddler tantrums, I could have handled them so much better. If I had been more empathetic, looked at my children’s feelings and not just mine, recognised my triggers and patterns and made better choices on what was really important – our relationship. After our children moved to Melbourne to attend university, my husband and I moved to China for 7 years where I delivered training to educators and parents based on emotional intelligence. This helped me develop my EQ skills which improved my leadership skills, my relationships and made me happier.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, socially & emotionally competent children:
Have good relationships
Do better at school
Take on and persist with challenging task
Develop the necessary relationships to succeed in life.
Isn’t this what you want for your child?
You’re tired of having the same old arguments. Why don’t they listen and how do they know how to hit my buttons!
Learn how you can use empathy to see their side and teach your child’s emotional literacy. When they can name how they are feeling the more they can understand what the feeling is telling them and thus manage it better. Name it to Tame it. Become a role model for you child
1. You and your child will feel more in control of your emotions
2. Children will show empathy to others
3. They will be more confident and have better relationships with family, friends and teachers
4. Become resilient & persistence at tasks
5. Have better wellbeing
When I was training the skills of emotional intelligence to educators and parents in China, I would receive feedback telling me how amazed they were on their child’s development.
- Children showing empathy to teachers and friends
- Packing away their toys
- Feeding themselves, putting away their dishes, dressing themselves
- Having the confidence & persistence to jump over small heights and over long distances.
- Having the confidence to speak English in front of the class
And these children were 2 – 3 years of age! It’s never too late to develop your emotional intelligence skills and by learning and practicing it yourself you will be a good role model for your children.
In addition we offer:
EQ Insights to Great Teachers
EQ Insights to People Management
Personal development webinars