SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Social and emotional development is when a child learns the fundamental social skills, he or she needs to maintain a firm social-emotional intellect. This process involves the development of a child’s self-worth, the ability to form healthy relationships with others, and to be empathetic. These skills will help a child navigate his or her environment; they will also help them manage their emotions and make positive choices.
Children depend on their interactions with adults to instill knowledge of themselves and the world around them. These interactions can develop substantial or inferior social-emotional intellect. Maintaining peer/adult relationships and managing aggression/conflict are skills that some children lack. Therefore, we must understand that a solid social-emotional foundation is key to academic and future success. Studies have shown that children with inferior social-emotional intellect often display feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, and the inability to form healthy relationships with others. Teaching children how to maintain healthy relationships with others, make sensible decisions, manage strong emotions, communicate effectively, solve problems successfully, and be empathetic will create a solid social-emotional foundation that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
At Abanak.com, we understand the importance of social-emotional development. Our educators are here to provide you with the resources you will need to develop holistic social-emotional training. These resources will help you to identify, teach, and model how to maintain healthy relationships with others, make responsible decisions, manage strong emotions; communicate effectively; solve problems effectively, and have empathy for others.