Dealing with challenges is something that we all have to face at some point in our lives. Like adults, children also have their own struggle
Some of these issues could lead to behavioural problems in children, as they don’t know how to articulate their emotions.
Social Emotional Learning equips children with skills that can help them manage their emotions in a positive way.
Studies show that children who have social-emotional skills, behave better, form better relationships and do well in school, according to an article by Edutopia
While Social Emotional Learning is not part of the curriculum in most schools,skills such as empathy, responsibility and resilience are also key to success.
Social Emotional Skills helps children learn how to express themselves in a positive way, as they are able to regulate and manage their emotions. Studies have found that social emotional skills can improve the behaviour of learners.
Young children find it difficult to verbalise how they are feeling and social-emotional skills helps to build their self-confidence. When children have these skills, they are able to speak up for themselves and express their feelings in a positive way.
SPARK Carlswald Acting Principal, Karen Bull, says Social Emotional Learning allows children to engage in healthy relationships with others.
At SPARK Schools Social-Emotional Learning(SEL) is integrated into the curriculum.
“I definitely think that social and emotional learning needs to be incorporated in all schools as it is a crucial learning component in any child’s development,” she says.
Bull shares the following tips on how parents can use these skills at home.
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