As humans, it’s our unique feature that we all experience emotions. Emotions are a natural thing, it’s not always easy to manage them. They can be sometimes overwhelming and beyond control. This pandemic has underlined the importance of mental health and why we should understand and manage our emotions. For our children, it’s crucial to recognise, understand and manage emotions to be a good citizen and adult of tomorrow and as parents, it’s better to put focus on child’s social-emotional development as early as we can.
Social-Emotional Development In Early Childhood
Today’s early childhood education is facing unique challenges that are very different from the older generations, with excessive use of technology and social media, which can potentially aggravate anxiety and increase social pressure in a child since young.
According to the Children’s Mental Health division under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, 1 out of 6 children develop mental disorders in early childhood, affecting how they learn, behave or handle their emotions. Those without a diagnosis, often receive medication treatment without accompanying psychosocial intervention.
Social-Emotional Development refers to skills that are essential for children to connect with their parents, peers and others in the society.
Social-Emotional Development is core to manage our emotions, to feel empathy and build healthy relationships with others.
Why It Is Important That Parents Pay Careful Attention To Kids’ Social-Emotional Development
Child’s Social-Emotional Development starts right from their birth. Children are keen observers of their parents’ behaviour and they follow parents lead in responding to others.
As parents, we need to understand the importance of Social-Emotional Development. Children with developed Social Emotional skills are more likely to cope up better and succeed in their school and later in their work and life.
Social-Emotional Development helps children to:
- Make friends and retain them
- Learn social manners and norms
- Build empathy towards others’ feelings
- Build confidence
- Manage stress and keep negative influences away
- Resolve conflicts
- Express themselves clearly
In the long-run, we can expect a child with well-developed social-emotional skills to grow into an adult with high Adversity Quotient (AQ), and the higher the person’s AQ, the more he or she is able to remain positive in the face of adversity and solve problems with creativity and productivity.
What Parents Should Do To Support It?
As a parent, we should always keep in mind that we are our kids’ role model and that’s why our views, behaviour and temperament can straightaway impact their Social-Emotional Development.
Here are some ways to support our kids’ Social-Emotional Development:
- Make sure to make some exclusive time for your kids.
- Show your love and affection for kids. Little ways of expression like hugs, story telling, making them sleep go a long way.
- Encourage your child to try new tasks and activities. Appreciate them for the process and not the result.
- Express your feelings and let kids know if they are feeling happy or sad.
- Establish fixed yet flexible daily routine to make child feel confident.
- Help children talk about what they feel and how they are feeling.
Social-Emotional Development for Toddlers Textbook Level-1
When it comes to Social-Emotional Development of children, many parents too need to learn about first. New parents and even experienced ones might not be equipped with proper tools to guide their children, or are unaware of where to find the resources needed to get started.
At the same time, it’s crucial that we start as early as possible when it comes to Social-Emotional development of children. Children absorb everything very fast especially when they are toddlers.
We recently got our hands on this very useful textbook by OEL (Holdings) Limited that makes understanding of this topic straightforward for parents and educators
Textbook For The Holistic Development Of Social-Emotional Skills Of Toddlers
A new textbook by OEL (Holdings) Limited (OEL), together with its subsidiary ESO Health Child Care Pte. Ltd. (ESO) has surpassed the traditional education model, by prioritising social-emotional development to cultivate a child’s self-confidence, resilience, adapt to societal pressure, and enhancing their IQ, EQ and especially AQ.
Parenting is a lifelong process and parents too need education. This textbook provides all that parents need to get started in supporting their kids’ Socio emotional development.
Social-Emotional Development for Toddlers Textbook Level-1 is a great guide full of illustrations, real life scenarios and doses of knowledge that will facilitate parents and educators to embark the journey of Social-Emotional Development of children.
Why we recommend this textbook?
- We all need to recognize the fact that parents need education too when it comes to Social-Emotional development.
- The textbook is very visual and the illustrations are vibrant. This makes understanding of the concepts easy even for busy parents like you and me.
- Social-Emotional Development for Toddlers Textbook Level-1 is digestible because it focuses on very realistic scenarios of our day to day life.
- It’s roleplays are ready-to-use for your toddlers.
- It contains bit-size tips and tricks that parents and educators can apply while developing social-emotional skills of toddlers.
- There’s no right or wrong way to use this textbook. Depending on the scenario, you can flip through the pages and choose the most appropriate content for the given situation.
- The textbook covers various aspects of Social-Emotional Development of children including topics on Relationship with familiar adults, Relationship with other adults, Relationships with Other Children and more.
- In our opinion, this textbook can be used for pre-schoolers too. We are already waiting for Level-2 of this textbook, which will be released in 2022.
- The textbook comes with some solid testimonials by experts all over the world.
Textbook Written and Recommended By Experts
OEL’s textbook on social-emotional development, which is authored by Dr. Huang Qiang with the editorial committee of Chairman Prof. Liu Yunhua, Member Miss Alice Zhao Xin, and Senior Advisor Prof. Susanne Ayers Denham, Emeritus University Professor of Psychology, George Mason University, drew references from a research paper on enhancing emotional vocabulary in young children by Dr. Gail E. Joseph, a professor in early learning at the University of Washington College of Education in the US.
The content is also based on the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework from the US Department of Health and Human Services that advocates the skills, behaviours and knowledge children should develop for school and long-term success.
The textbook is recommended by various world-famous early childhood education experts and psychologists namely; Prof. Susanne A. Denham who is Emeritus University Professor of Psychology from George Mason University and member of American Psychological Association, Dr. Lynn Wiener who is Director of Yale New Haven Hospital Day Care Centers, Prof. Michael Chia from Nanyang Technological University, Dr. Smita Singh from James Cook University (Singapore), Dr. Weipeng Yang from SR Nathan School of Human Development. Some examples of what was said:
Prof. Michael Chia, PhD, PPA, FMCCY from NTU, Singapore says – There are no better returns than investing in early childhood as the rates of return are unparalleled across the lifespan.
Dr. Weipeng Yang of S R Nathan School of Human Development, SG says – The current textbook has introduced important positive education notions and approaches from the West, and localised them in the Asian context, especially Singapore, to equip children with social emotional competence.
According to Dr. Lynn Wiener, Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Day Care Centers, USA – The opportunities within this document present critically important factors for young children to successfully grow and develop.
The textbook is currently used at preschools in Singapore and the United States of America, which is now available for sale at $38 to the public.
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