Social and emotional learning starts at home.
Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. As a parent, you can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors you want your children to master. And you can be important advocates for Social Emotional Learning at school.
Focus on developing an ongoing trusting connection with your children at home. One of the best ways to do that is to turn off devices for some time each day and give your undivided attention. Let them share whatever comes to mind about their school day, be a support for homework or simply hang out together. Allow a safe place where your children can talk to you about any issues that they want to discuss with you.
Parents can focus on creating a calm home environment with predictable routines. Parents can also practice appropriate ways to express negative feelings with their children.