Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Needs of Children

Children often struggle with social emotional skills. Social skills can be learned at any age, but it may develop slowly. Stay patient. Parents need to stay in tune of their child’s specific social emotional needs and help shape a strong framework for social-emotional health. I believe that children need peers of the same intellectual, emotional …

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What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why is it so Important During COVID?

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What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) My simple definition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) – the ability to manage our emotions, build strong relationships, and live in a state of empathy, joy and empowerment. When you are feeling angry, irritated, overwhelmed in COVID, struggling to initiate caring communication, and bewildered by others’ choices and self-awareness, …

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Build Social Emotional Skills Over the Holiday

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The holidays are a very social time. This can be a good thing; and a not so good thing. Plan now to teach your child these social emotional skills exercises during the holidays. Common Holiday Social Skills Dilemmas Are you trying to avoid last year’s social challenges? Do you wish your teenager would chat easily …

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5 Ways to Use Social Emotional Learning to Bring Back Joy

Do you worry about your child? You are not alone. The pandemic has hit all of us hard in so many ways: financially, medically, academically, and socially. Social emotional concerns are at an all-time high. Parents share their struggles and concerns with me. My heart breaks for these kids – and this includes my own …

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Empathy is Compassion

What is Empathy? Self awareness and empathy are not just “nice to have,” they impact people’s ability to be successful in life. Research has shown that people who cannot imagine another person’s inner emotional life, who cannot manage their emotions and who cannot read the room, struggle in the workplace and are less successful than …

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Self-Management Skills Required this Holiday

Like our nation, many of our families are divided. This election was a BIGGIE! Whichever side you are on, chances are self-management skills will be required this Holiday season! What is meant to be a time of joy, kindness, generosity and togetherness can be tinged with dread. We dread the division of our families and …

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Self-Awareness in Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Now is a great time to get to know yourself better! How do you respond to situations out of your control? The Importance of Self-Awareness Self-awareness is a core component of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and can have a huge impact on our lives. First, just as mindfulness, meditation and gratitude can shift your mindset, …

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Encourage Social Skills Development

I take great pride in sharing with you the information that professionals know about how to encourage social skills development in people, especially those with lagging executive function skills. Consequently, I believe that the more information you are given, the better you can to support it. Be Patient: Transformation happens very slowly. As a parent, …

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