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Scientific Parenting for a SMARTER Brain Seminar

What really is emotional intelligence or EQ? Is it truly more important than IQ for a child’s success in school and life, as some have claimed? Does EQ have any relationship with one’s state of happiness or the ability to stay resilient in the face of set-backs? Most importantly, can we, as parents, help nurture EQ development in our children? The origins of the concept of emotional intelligence can be traced as far back as 2,000 years ago, when Plato first wrote, “All learning has an emotional base.” In 1995, the notion of emotional intelligence was popularized from psychologist and New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman’s book “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”, which sold five million copies in the first two years of its publication. According to Daniel Goleman, five ‘domains’ of EQ exist and these can be defined as:

  1. Knowing your emotions
  2. Managing your own emotions
  3. Motivating yourself
  4. Recognising and understanding other people’s emotions
  5. Managing relationships

Indeed, EQ has become a popular discussion and research topic over the past two decades. Research has especially provided some important and useful insights, including the positive correlation between EQ and school achievement as well as career success. Furthermore, EQ also appears to be an important foundation for an individual’s state of happiness, positive mental health and resilience. If EQ is so important, can it be taught or strengthened? According to one research study that evaluated the results of several social and emotional learning programmes, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. The study found that approximately 50% of kids enrolled in social-emotional learning programmes had better school results and almost 40% showed improved grade-point-averages. Learning how to support social-emotional development and learning in our children can be extremely useful for parents. In our increasingly competitive world where parents do their best to maximise their children’s potential for success in life, apart from the emphasis on academic pursuits, it is critical that parents not neglect EQ development in their children, since this has been found to be an important factor in one’s future success.

Attend this seminar to learn about:

1) What is EQ and why is it important

2) How EQ develops in a child

3) 8 practical parenting strategies to raise EQ in your child

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Venue: BrainFit Studio, 193-197 Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307 633

Phone: 6737 3511

Date: 7th November 2014 Friday

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm (Registration and light dinner from 7:00-7:30pm)

Cost: $10 per person

Special: Participants enjoy $50 off our SMART EQ Holiday Programme



Venue: BrainFit Studio, 193-197 Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307 633

Date: 6th June 2014, Friday

Cost: $10 per person, $15 per couple

SEMINAR PRESENTER: Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder of BrainFit Studio


Ms Cheryl Chia holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) from University of Queensland (“UQ”), Australia.  She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (“KK Hospital”) in Singapore to study Physiotherapy at UQ, where she was subsequently conferred membership in the Golden Key National Honour Society in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence. Ms Chia has more than 19 years of work experience, with over 4 years of clinical physiotherapy experience in KK Hospital where she held various responsibilities including being the overall co-ordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy.  Ms Chia was also a part-time lecturer on Paediatric Physiotherapy at Nanyang Polytechnic and she has also authored a book titled “Fit Brains Learn Better: A Chronicle of 12 years of Brain Fitness Training.” Ms Chia has keen interest in cognitive neuroscience (brain research on learning skills) and its applications. As the Founder of BrainFit Studio, Ms Chia is widely recognised by industry peers and has presented in numerous international conferences related to brain fitness and intelligence development. Currently with 14 centres in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey, BrainFit Studio focuses on helping children from birth to 18 years old develop a learning advantage through strengthening of their brain fitness and intelligence.