“There’s a lot to learn when you’re a kid. Patience and problem solving. Paying attention. How to make decisions and understand emotions. How to be kind. Children learn lessons like these every day by watching and listening to those around them.

When you help your children learn to understand feelings, you help them feel safe and valued and help them develop the confidence to solve their own problems. You may even spend less time managing misbehavior. Kids who learn how to express and manage their feelings often do better in school and have stronger friendships. Children’s social and emotional competence can also go on to shape how they treat others and deal with challenges as adults.” 

~ souce: https://fiveforfamilies.org/learn-the-5-strengths/helping-kids-understand-feelings/

Learn more how you can help develop your child’s social and emotional competence here.

Review a list of suggested books on social and emotional competence from the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds here.