Social and Emotional Learning

posted Sep 19, 2013, 5:40 PM by Nicky Ryan

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We have just about finished the unit Keeping Ourselves Safe. Some parents have asked me how they can encourage their child to think safely and how to manage emotions of over excitement and anger or frustration. I have sourced the following books and thought I would share them with you all. While there is an overseas flavour to all of the books I do feel they can be adapted to our own NZ culture quite easily. I am a fan of Daniel Goleman!

Books for Parents

Thinking Parent, Thinking Child, by Myrna B. Shure

Thinking Parent, Thinking Child shows how to apply 'I Can Problem Solve' techniques to the top concerns of parents and children from preschoolers through those in their preteen years. Not only will children learn to think about their own and others' feelings, they'll also learn to appreciate that you have feelings, too.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child , by Maurice J. Elias and others

The authors provide emotionally intelligent parenting strategies for addressing everyday issues with children. The book includes exercises for raising the family "humour quotient," becoming aware of feelings, praising and prioritizing, and coaching your child in responsible action.

Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman

This book has some great ideas of calm kids emotions and ways to manage their emotions.

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