Parents are their children's first teachers, supporting children in developing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills needed to succeed in school, work, and life. These five skills make up Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).
Parents can teach SEL using many methods. Why do parents need to learn how to be intentional in teaching these skills? The answers may surprise you!
Children who learn self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills are more able to:
Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author of two NEW children's books, specifically written to support parents and caring adults teach SEL skills with children.
You can find her books with theses links below:
Puppy and Kitten Find a Family
Madigan and Menina Find Their "Furever" Family