Guides & Featured Topics

Social & Emotional Development

The following guides will help you support your child’s social and emotional development and reflect on your own abilities in the process. Below you will find the Parents’ Guide to Social and Emotional Intelligence, A Conversation Starters Guide, and an age-appropriate book list to practice and improve upon your understanding in these areas.


Guides

Pre-K: Featured Topics

>

Early Elementary: Featured Topics

>

Late Elementary: Featured Topics

>

Middle School: Featured Topics

>

High School: Featured Topics

>

Social & Emotional Development

Social and emotional intelligence involves understanding your feelings and behaviors, as well as those of others, and applying this knowledge to your interactions and relationships. Research has shown that those with high emotional intelligence have better attention skills and fewer learning problems, and are generally more successful in academic and workplace settings. The concepts highlighted in the Parent Toolkit are based on CASEL’s five interrelated sets of competencies. Many social and emotional skills are developed over time, and some adults are stronger in this area than others, as is the case with children. We offer the information below to help you support your child’s social and emotional development, and to reflect on your own skills in the process.

Social & Emotional Development

The Parent Toolkit has consulted many sources while developing the social and emotional development section, but there are many more additional resources that parents can consult when seeking support and guidance. Included here are some links that may be helpful.

Take Notes

Enter your notes in the space below, then print out and take to your parent-teacher conference.

print   email

×