11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming

Social-emotional skills allow a person to control emotions, empathize, and master collaboration. These traits will go a long way toward helping a person find satisfaction and success in life. Schools should involve parents as much as possible by learning about them, teaching them how to set goals, set family liaisons, have a family resource center, and by teaching families how to develop socially and emotionally. Families should highlight a child’s strengths, use visual aids, talk about feelings, remain calm, apologize, help and share. Key Takeaways: Having strong social-emotional skills lets someone control emotions, empathize, and collaborate. School can provide...

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