This paper examines the relation between emotional intelligence and adolescent's perception of family interactions. 303 adolescents completed self-report measure of parent's educational styles (Rys, 2001). Emotional intelligence was measured with the Emotional Intelligence Scale (Schutte et al., 1998; polish adaptation by Jaworowska and Matczak, 2001), and the Understanding Emotions Test (Matczak, Piekarska, 2008). The results indicate that individual differences in adolescent's emotional intelligence are related to their family experiences. The adolescents brought up in a democratic parents' educational style distinguish themselves from those who were brought up in an autocratic parents' educational style as having higher level of emotional intelligence.