Social Emotional Resources

Social emotional learning (SEL) starts at home. Parents and families are a child’s first teachers of SEL. As children grow, parents and families continue to support the social emotional lives of their children in the home.  SEL continues at school. For older children, school is another environment that offers opportunities to become aware of their emotions, show empathy for others, and contribute to the well-being of the community.

It is important to maintain consistency for your student during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your student. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The activities below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine. 

 SEL(Social Emotional Learning) 4TX on how to talk to our youth about this crisis and frame it in terms of SEL core competencies:

Suggested Activities

You can support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skill development at home by encouraging your child to:

• Identify and name their emotions, feelings, and thoughts.

• Identify positive and negative consequences of actions.

• Demonstrate the ability to follow routines and generate ideas to solve problems.

• Create a goal and track progress toward achieving that goal.

• Identify feelings expressed by others.

• Identify ways that people and groups are similar and different.

• Demonstrate attentive listening skills without distraction.

• Identify and take steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.

• Demonstrate a sense of community responsibility.