There are a few researches that shows the benefits of being able to understand the facial expressions.
Good social skills may depend on the ability to decipher facial expressions, particularly expressions in the eye region (DeClerk and Bogart 2008).
Moreover, experiments suggest that people who are better at identifying fearful facial expressions are also more kind and generous towards others (Marsh et al 2007).
Reading facial expressions is not merely talent. It can be taught and guess what? We can start early.
So how do we teach our kids to identify and understand their emotions?
1. Introduce them about feelings such as angry, sad, happy, afraid, excited and etc. You may use flashcards, pictures from magazines, strorybooks or your own facial expressions to start with.
2. Use songs to help. "If you are happy and you know" song would help.
After all, it is not enough to have bright, academically excellent kids at home. In this dog eats dog world, self-control and self-interpretation of emotions is crucial.
Equipped your kids with the necessary and strengthen them with solid islamic foundation.
Nip it in the bud is the best advice. Otherwise once the Muslim child develops undesirable habits and unethical values, it becomes extremely difficult to make the child into a good Muslim/Muslimah.
Insha Allah, with Allah's will and help, they'll be able to survive.