Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) at Home Parent Support
Some Key Skills include:
Self-awareness, recognizing feelings, and managing anger. It involves taking into account yourself and long term effects on your life, considering your feelings, setting priorities to cope with challenges, development of positive relationships, and the ability to work constructively to resolve conflicts. When these skills are mastered by young people they are more likely to flourish and succeed in life. They are able to build confidence and the skills necessary to balance school and home life.
The Role of Parents:
Parents play an integral role in their children’s lives long before they can say their first word or take their first step. They respond to the touch, tone, voice, and moods of their parents. This is the foundation of children learning about emotions and relationships. It develops as naturally as they evolve and mature. Family life is a child’s first classroom. As students develop they continue to watch parents’ interactions with everyday challenges.
Key Points to Consider:
Children learn important life skills about emotions from their parents. When parents are intimidating, children may struggle to open up about their feelings or emotions. Unchecked emotions can lead to rage and at-risk behavior. Appropriate communication without frustration is necessary for children to become confident caring capable young adults.
Links for Continued SEL Support at Home
READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Concentric meets biweekly with district and school personnel to select cohorts of students who demonstrate attendance and discipline challenges. The additional personnel allows us to widen our impact and meet the needs of families as well as provides additional opportunities for us to interact with our families and enhance our relationships. Also, we are able to identify ways to address challenges that negatively impact these non-academic factors and utilize resources to fill gaps in support and services.”