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. We offer the following examples as a guide to help you continue to be a strong, positive influence on your child's social and emotional growth.Get Started
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.
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.
Have meaningful conversations with your child and listen actively to her concerns?
Model good behavior for your child?
Think about the impression you are giving to others?
Consider the perspective of others in your interactions?
Evaluate your role and behavior in your relationships?
Follow through on your promises?
Hold yourself accountable?
Take a moment to reflect when you were stressed or overwhelmed?
Think about your decisions and the consequences of your choices?
Allow your child to make some decisions on his own?