Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for children has been a huge focus in early childhood development over the past 10 years, but what about “Grownup Social-Emotional Growth?” It turns out, it’s just as critical for parents and caregivers to fill this specific brain bucket on a daily basis.
Not to be confused with a fancy face mask or a day at the beach, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”
And while it can be hard to focus with little ones around, it’s important to recognize that parents and caregivers shouldn’t put social-emotional growth on hold for alone time.
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Even as businesses start to slowly re-open, many indoor play places remain shuttered, and sports programs are cancelled. If you’re still trying to balance life at home 24/7, check out these tips to help get you through those long summer days!
But before you start charting things out, here’s an important reminder…
Step back and breathe.
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The big gifts are great but who doesn’t love a holiday stocking? They’re a win-win for kids and parents.
The psychology of the stocking:
- For kids: the joy and satisfaction of acquiring multiple gifts at once.
- For parents: the opportunity to save $$$ by filling them with fun but affordable items.
But did you know there are plenty of engaging, educational, and lasting stocking stuffers under $5?
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When news outlets spotlit devastating issues surrounding US immigrant families and children (like parent/child separation, inadequate living conditions, lack of resources, etc.), Kindermusik Educator Christa Beck knew she wanted to do something to help.
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