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- Strengthening Families
Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Children's ability to interact positively with others, self-regulate their behavior and effectively communicate their feelings has a positive impact on their relationships with their family, other adults and peers. Challenging behaviors or delayed development creates extra stress for families, so early identification and assistance for both parents and children can curb negative results and keep development on track.
- Help your children manage their emotions by letting them know it’s okay to be upset or angry.
- Show your children ways to vent their negative feelings in more positive ways.
- Remember that children often model the behavior of their parents.
- Help children manage their emotions by asking why they are feeling a certain way.
- Help children to grow socially – model getting along with others.
- Help children handle conflicts by problem solving; it lets them vent frustrations and maintain self-esteem.
- Provide some techniques to parents.