3 Ways to Build Grownup Social-Emotional Growth

A mom dances and builds social-emotional growth with her daughter in a Kindermusik class.

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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Top 5 Under $5 Musical Stocking Stuffers

Top 5 Under $5 Musical Stocking Stuffers

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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