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[LISTEN] Emotional intelligence key factor in teaching young kids

Education expert Chris van Niekerk says the socio-economic conditions have proven to be the barrier in most cases where some parents can’t perform or carry out these activities given limited resources.

CAPE TOWN - Head of Founders Hill College, Chris van Niekerk, says the first four years of a child are very crucial in developing their ability to speak, read, write and start to draw distinctions between various things in life.

He says this role can be played by parents through helping their kids with their school work and says this is critical in early childhood development.

Va Niekerk says the socio-economic conditions have proven to be the barrier in most cases where some parents can’t perform or carry out these activities given limited resources.

But he says the opposite is true with parents who can afford quality education and proper homes to raise their children.

He says this stage is critical to teach children on how to deal with some life challenges, including disappointments, analyzing behaviour and overload of information.

For more on this topic, listen to the audio clip above.

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