Do you see your child or teen struggling in school, lacking motivation or interpersonal skills?

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Social-emotional learning can help!

Social-emotional learning (SEL) refers to how people:

  • regulate emotions

  • communicate

  • build relationships

  • make decisions

  • use compassion to understand the needs of others

A social-emotional learning program could be the right course of action for your child's development.

Why Is Social Emotional Learning Important?

According to research, learners who participated in a social-emotional learning program develop:

  1. Self-Awareness — Understanding your strengths and weaknesses

  2. Self-Management — Ability to recognize and manage your own emotions

  3. Responsible Decision Making — Ability to make positive choices for yourself

  4. Social Awareness — Recognizing other people's emotions and being able to empathize

  5. Relationship skills — Being able to communicate clearly and maintain healthy relationships

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The Benefits Of Social Emotional Learning

SEL not only leads to improved academic outcomes and behavior, but also builds lifelong coping skills. It helps children and teens:

  • Improve decision making.

  • Have empathy towards others.

  • Deal with stress.

  • Set and achieve positive goals for themselves.

  • Build the skills needed to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Understand and manage their own behavior.

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Quiz

Mrs. Miller's daughter Elizabeth is "bossy" with other children her age. She tells them what to do and doesn't respond when they tell her to stop. As a result, Elizabeth has a hard time developing friendships. How can SEL help her?

Help her persuade others

Help her stand up for herself

Help her understand others' feelings

Help her not get teased

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