Join us on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.!
You are invited to our upcoming Parent Symposium, titled Social-Emotional Learning at Home. The course is geared towards parents, educators, and caretakers of children ages birth through six. To register, click here. Childcare for children 33 months and older is available by request.
What Is Social-Emotional Learning?
Social-emotional learning is simply growing in our ability to a) interact with others and build relationships and b) respond to emotions (both ours and other people's). Because people and life are both complicated, the lessons are less straightforward than learning to read or add. However, social-emotional skills prove essential.
What Will We Talk About?
Being a young child means learning about being a human. Often, children at this age follow their impulses and emotions. This can lead to all sorts of difficult episodes: tantrums, grabbing, hitting, anxiety about a transition, and separation anxiety, just to name a few. As adults, we can offer our children insights and strategies that will make their lives (and, by default, our own) more tranquil.
At the Symposium, we will come together and explore how young children's brains develop and how we can support our children to navigate emotions and social situations more independently. We will have many tools and giveaways, including children's books that promote social-emotional learning, a beautiful visual schedule, solution kits, Zones of Regulation charts, and more!
What Approach Does the Family Resource Center Take?
There are many ideas circulating about how to help children with friendship skills and emotional regulation. In the Family Resource Center, we depend on research into brain development and adhere to the following tenets, which we will explore in more depth at the Symposium:
1. Children want to belong and feel loved and accepted.
2. Difficult behaviors happen when children have mistaken ideas about how to get their needs met.
3. True discipline comes from within. We try to fill in for our child’s frontal lobe as theirs forms.
4. Mistakes are a part of life and offer opportunities for learning.
How Do I Register?
Visit our website now to register. Registration closes November 10th, 2022.