Have you ever witnessed your child having a difficult time concentrating because he/she is overwhelmed with emotion? Do you know what triggers your adolescent? Is your home a safe place to feel feelings?
Social emotional skills are essential elements for success in school, work, and life. When students learn to recognize, understand, and manage their emotions, they relate better with others, their academic performance grows, and they have an improved behavior.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to a process in which a person acquires emotional intelligence, develops empathy for others, and learns problem-solving skills. SEL builds mental health and resilience, it helps a person adapt and handle whatever situation comes their way.
Before the pandemic, SEL was already gaining traction in schools, probably due to the fact that people are now more concerned with bullying, suicide, and school violence. Then came the pandemic and with it a wave of mental health issues – we have more anxiety and depression than ever before. SEL has now become vital in helping students cope.