Emotion skills are defined as the ability “to recognise and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations effectively" (MOE, 2013).
The main emotion-related concern we all have for our child is his self-esteem. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how we value ourselves; it is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others.
Self-esteem affects our trust in others, our relationships, our work – nearly every part of our lives. Positive self-esteem gives us the strength and flexibility to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes without the fear of rejection. Low self-esteem tends to aggravate stress and high stress level may leads to depression and other unusual behaviours.