I hope you and your family are safe and healthy as we navigate this difficult time. To help your kids continue to learn and grow, here are a few activities that support social/emotional skills for elementary aged students. Feel free to share!
There’s scientific evidence that healthy relationships are foundational to a healthy life. But in childhood or as a young adult did you ever learn the skills that lead to healthy relationships? Me neither…
There are many things I wish I’d learner earlier as a parent, but helping my kids manage anger in a healthy way tops the list. Like many people, I grew up in a home where anger wasn’t managed in healthy way. So I had no tools to reference in this area. I’d try to remain calm during tantrums, but inevitably I’d get triggered and end up angry too. Eventually I found some great resources that helped me become a more emotionally intelligent role-model to my kids.
As a child who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, I missed the whole Emotional Intelligence (EQ) bus. My family didn’t talk about emotions or practice how to regulate them in a healthy way.
So when my kids were babies, I realized I had a lot to learn to help my family (and myself) develop EQ.