Encourage kids to work it out.
Elementary (Grades K-5)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies
“Don’t reward your child for every act of helpfulness...we should expect our kids to help around the house.”
When we “make caring for others a priority and set high ethical expectations,” we are teaching our children how to be empathetic.
Unstructured play time gives children the opportunity to learn how to work with others and how to negotiate with peers.
Many of our children have to deal with different stressors each day, and as parents we are unable to protect them from adversities.
Research shows there is a connection between mindfulness and resiliency.
In order to support your child in learning skills that support self-awareness/reflection, "encourage estimation and prediction skills.
Teaching your children how to play age appropriate games and encouraging play without adult interaction supports children in learning how to self-regulate.
"The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier."
Children learn self-management skills and resiliency by having the opportunity to think for themselves.