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  • Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for Parents
    Parents have an important role to play in raising self-aware, respectful children who know how to manage his or her emotions, make responsible decisions, and resolve conflicts non-violently.  This article describes strategies for parents to follow and provides many resources, as they teach these important Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.
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    A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
     SEL for Parents  
     This article explores a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering SEL skills in their children.
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  • Thinking Parent, Thinking Child
     Thinking Parent book   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
     Emotionally Intelligent  
    The authors provide emotionally intelligent parenting strategies for addressing everyday issues with children. The book includes exercises for raising the family "humor 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
     Building Emotional Intelligence Book  
    Pioneering educator Linda Lantieri offers a breakthrough guide for helping children quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and identify and manage their emotions. Here are Lantieri’s proven techniques arranged according to age group


  • Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families Book   
    This handout by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success discusses the role of parents in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).  It also provides recommendations for parents on how to teach these important skills.
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  • This video demonstrates the technique of Pausing and Calming Down. It show specific techniques that get students focused and ready to learn. The techniques demonstrated on this video are appropriate for grades K-12.