Website By: A.G. Mesenbrink

Child Social
and Emotional
Competence
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Teach children to communicate, develop, and learn through positive adult interaction. The community can help by encouraging parents when they are doing a good job and offering help if it seems they are struggling.

What it looks like:

Regarding the Parent

a) having a positive parental mood

b) having positive perceptions of and              responsiveness to one's child

c) responding warmly and consistently to      a child's needs

d) being satisfied in one's parental role

e) fostering a strong and secure parent-        child relationship

f) creating an environment in which               children feel safe to express their               emotions

g) being emotionally responsive to                  children and modeling empathy

h) talking with one's child to promote              vocabulary development and language      learning

i) setting clear expectation and limits

j) separating emotions from actions

k) encouraging and reinforcing social              skills such as greeting others and                taking turns

l) creating opportunities for children to           solve problems

Regarding the Child

a) developing and engaging in self-                regulating behaviors

b) interacting positively with others

c) using words and language skills

d) communicating emotions effectively

N. Idaho Child Social & Emotional Resources
Social Emotional Development Resources, Early Childhood

A rich database of Social Emotional Development resources from the Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.

Positive Parent-Child
Relationships, Early Childhood

Tips for nurturing positive relationships with your child from the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness.

Identifying Emotions Activities, Early Childhood

Activities to help identify and express emotions from the The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.

Safe Passage CAC

The Safe Passage Children's Advocacy Center provides hope and healing to neglected or abused children.