Student Services

T1W11 – 11 Nov 2022

This week, we would like to highlight the importance of social-emotional development in our children. Social-emotional development begins from birth, as soon as babies start interacting with people who care for them. This natural process of understanding feelings is the starting point of social-emotional development.

Even as babies, they pick up on how you respond to their social and emotional needs.  For example, they feel safe at home and in your presence. They learn to empathize, respond to the emotions of others, and express their needs. Therefore, parents and family members are the main influence to nurture social-emotional skills. Once they start attending schools, the teachers become a great impact in helping kids develop healthy relationships.

Kids with healthy social-emotional skills are more likely to succeed in school, work, and in life.

Social-emotional skills help kids to:

  • Make friends and keep friendships
  • Gain confidence
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Learn social norms and cues
  • Make appropriate decisions
  • Resist negative social pressure
  • Learn strengths and weaknesses
  • Gain awareness of what others are feeling

Social-emotional growth takes time. Even as adults, we continue to develop social-emotional skills. Early experiences and learning opportunities with family, teachers, and peers greatly impact social-emotional development of an individual. Provide your children opportunities to meet new people, to make mistakes, to learn how it feels like to confront difficult situations but to overcome, and to feel the sense of achievement. Teach them how it feels to do something on their own, share the positive feelings with others, and learn to give without expecting anything in return.

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Best regards,

Ms Jae OH

Director of Student Services