Social and Emotional Learning

According to Daniel Goldman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, family life is our first school for emotional learning.  Through family life “we learn how to feel about ourselves and how others will react to our feelings; how to think about these feelings and what choices we have in reacting; how to read and express hopes and fears.” The emotional lessons that children learn from their parents are powerful and long lasting. Helping children develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. There are skills that can be learned and mastered on the road to achieving highly developed social and emotional skills. This workshop focuses on the importance of social and emotional learning and the skills necessary for healthy development.