Emotional literacy is relatively a new term and is based on Emotional Intelligence (the ability to process emotional information). The emotional processes such as the regulation of attention, pain, self-control, flexibility, reactions, empathy and self-awareness are dependent on the environment.

“Emotional Literacy is made up of the ability to understand your emotions, the ability to listen to others and empathize with their emotions, and the ability to express emotions productively. To be emotionally literate is to be able to handle emotions in a way that improves your personal power and improves the quality of life around you. Emotional literacy improves relationships, creates loving possibilities between people, makes cooperative work possible, and facilitates the feeling of community” (Steiner, 1997).

  • Set clear rules or guidelines for appropriate behavior.
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts.
  • Practice how to cooperate with others and enhance problem solving skills.
  • Extend your support and appreciation for others around you.


Tell the truth.

Respect each other.

Understand and accept others.

Share thoughts and things.

Treat others how you want to be treated.

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