Social Emotional Learning Unit top banner

  • Parent - Self-Efficacy

    Edutopia 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.
    Read more- button
    SEL for Parents A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

    This article explores a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering SEL skills in their children.
    Read more- button
  • Books


    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.
    Read more- button

    Emotionally Intelligent 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 "humor quotient," becoming aware of feelings, praising and prioritizing, and coaching your child in responsible action.
    Read more- button

    Thinking Parent book Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children

    by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman
    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.

    Read more- button
  • Parent - Self-Efficacy

    Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families Book Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families
    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.
    Read more- button
  • Videos

    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.

  • Programs

    Second Step logoInnerExplorer_logoSanford Harmony_logoSandy Hook Promise_logo




  • Parent and Caregiver Roadmap for Social-Emotional Well-Being & Academic Success - banner