Social Emotional Development

Parent and Family Resources

Social Emotional Skill Development can be supported at home:

  • Acknowledge your child's feelings. Help your child talk about what they are feeling and how they are feeling.

  • Encourage your child to try new things.

  • Show your feelings. It helps children to develop empathy for others.

  • Encourage your child to imagine the best version of themselves

  • Establish and follow routines

  • Encourage critical thinking and problem solving

A note on privacy...

The following links are provided as optional online learning providers for parent(s)/guardian(s) to explore as potential self-directed learning activities. These optional online providers are not in anyway affiliated with Mt. Greylock Regional School District, and the District does not assume any legal liability for the linked optional third party learning providers.


Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.

This article is also valuable for families to read and learn new ways to support their children.




This collaborative project based at Vanderbilt University offers a series of guides for parents of young children on how to help their child identify his or her emotions, build relationships, communicate effectively, and much more.


Second Step is a social-emotional learning (SEL) program that helps schools transform into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive

PBIS World includes a variety of resources including behavior interventions.




Playworks includes resources for games students can play at home as well as virtual recess time.


Choose to Be Nice is a program devoted to promoting kindness. The site includes family resources and activities.