The Power of Parenting for Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves acquiring and effectively applying the knowledge, attitudes and skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions….

While teaching skills like empathy, active listening and collaborative problem solving, schools are simultaneously preventing unhealthy, high risk behaviors including school violence…

Here are some ideas:

  1. Begin at home. 
  2. Partner with your child’s teacher
  3. Partner with your school.
  4. Advocate.

by Jennifer Miller