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Social and Emotional Health
For	
  Families	
  with	
  Children	
  Birth	
  to	
  Age	
  8	
  
Brought	
  to	
  you	
  by:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
the	
  Michigan	
  Great	
  Start	
  Systems	
  Team	
  
	
  
Our Objectives
Learn	
  what	
  Social	
  and	
  Emo2onal	
  Health	
  Is	
  
	
  
Iden2fy	
  Simple	
  Strategies	
  to	
  Support	
  the	
  
Social	
  and	
  Emo2onal	
  Health	
  of	
  Children	
  Birth	
  
up	
  to	
  Age	
  8	
  
What Skills Do Children
Need to Succeed?
When Can We Start?
Social Health
Trust Show Kindness
Enjoy Others
Make and Keep Friends
Form Relationships
Seek Out Connections
Emotional Health
Express Emotions
Manage Strong Feelings
Turn to Caregivers When Unsure
Calm Down Safely
Work Through Conflicts
	
  
Explore	
  and	
  Learn!	
  
Social	
  
Emo?onal	
  
Ready to Learn
Children	
  do	
  well	
  in	
  school	
  if	
  they	
  can:	
  
•  Get	
  along	
  with	
  others	
  
•  Make	
  friends	
  
•  Share	
  and	
  take	
  turns	
  
•  Care	
  about	
  how	
  other	
  people	
  feel	
  
•  Communicate	
  feelings	
  
•  Calm	
  themselves	
  when	
  upset	
  
•  Ask	
  for	
  what	
  they	
  need	
  
	
  
Reflection
Do	
  You	
  Want	
  Your	
  Child	
  To:	
  
	
  
"   Like	
  school	
  and	
  be	
  eager	
  to	
  learn?	
  
"   Have	
  self-­‐confidence?	
  
"   Form	
  and	
  keep	
  healthy	
  rela?onships?	
  
"   Bounce	
  back	
  from	
  life’s	
  disappointments?	
  
Is My Child Ready to Learn?
Young Infants (birth to 12 months)
•  Cry,	
  coo	
  and	
  smile	
  
•  Look	
  at	
  faces	
  
•  Accept	
  comfort	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  from	
  a	
  familiar	
  adult	
  
	
  
•  Seek	
  comfort	
  
•  Show	
  excitement	
  
•  Show	
  curiosity	
  about	
  
other	
  people	
  
	
  
Older Infants
(12 months to 18 months)
•  Explore	
  with	
  enthusiasm	
  
•  Are	
  curious	
  about	
  other	
  people	
  
•  Laugh	
  out	
  loud	
  
•  Enjoy	
  books,	
  songs	
  and	
  simple	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
games	
  
•  Express	
  many	
  feelings	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
(sad,	
  happy,	
  scared,	
  angry,	
  etc.)	
  
	
  
Toddlers
(18 months
to 3 years)
•  Show	
  shyness	
  in	
  unfamiliar	
  
places	
  
•  Smile	
  and	
  laugh	
  
•  Enjoy	
  simple	
  books	
  and	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
games	
  
•  Are	
  playful	
  with	
  others	
  
Preschoolers (Age 3-5)
•  Begin	
  to	
  show	
  feelings	
  for	
  others	
  
•  Express	
  many	
  feelings	
  (sad,	
  happy,	
  scared,	
  angry,	
  
etc.)	
  
•  Listen	
  to	
  gentle	
  reminders	
  
•  Accept	
  changes	
  in	
  rou?nes	
  
•  Try	
  new	
  things	
  
•  Show	
  curiosity	
  about	
  people	
  and	
  things	
  
•  Make	
  up	
  imaginary	
  games	
  and	
  may	
  enjoy	
  
imaginary	
  play	
  with	
  others	
  
•  Ask	
  many	
  ques?ons:	
  who,	
  what,	
  where,	
  when,	
  
why,	
  how?	
  
	
  
School Age (5 up to Age 8)
•  Begin	
  to	
  work	
  independently	
  
•  Start	
  to	
  see	
  the	
  point-­‐of-­‐view	
  of	
  others	
  	
  
•  Show	
  respect	
  and	
  kindness	
  to	
  others	
  	
  
•  Develop	
  and	
  keep	
  friendships	
  
•  Think	
  through	
  their	
  ac?ons	
  
•  Talk	
  through	
  problems	
  to	
  solve	
  them	
  
•  Enjoy	
  challenges	
  
•  Focus	
  aQen?on	
  and	
  take	
  the	
  ?me	
  needed	
  to	
  
complete	
  tasks	
  
	
  
What Can I do To Grow Children
Social and Emotional Skills?
Birth to Age 5 Strategies
1.	
  Gently	
  hold	
  and	
  cuddle	
  your	
  child	
  oSen.	
  
2.	
  Respond	
  to	
  your	
  child’s	
  efforts	
  to	
  communicate	
  
with	
  you.	
  	
  	
  
3.	
  Enrich	
  your	
  child’s	
  daily	
  rou?nes.	
  	
  	
  
4.	
  Follow	
  your	
  child’s	
  lead.	
  Join	
  her	
  in	
  one-­‐on-­‐one	
  
play	
  and	
  talk	
  with	
  her	
  about	
  her	
  ac?vi?es	
  
whenever	
  possible.	
  
5.	
  Gently	
  guide	
  your	
  child	
  through	
  social	
  situa?ons.	
  
6.	
  Be	
  sure	
  your	
  expecta?ons	
  match	
  what	
  your	
  child	
  is	
  
socially	
  and	
  emo?onally	
  ready	
  to	
  do.	
  
	
  
1.	
  Be	
  consistent.	
  	
  
2.	
  Be	
  open	
  and	
  honest	
  with	
  your	
  child.	
  	
  	
  
3.	
  Model	
  the	
  words	
  and	
  ac?ons	
  you	
  want	
  to	
  see	
  in	
  your	
  child.	
  	
  	
  
4.	
  Get	
  involved.	
  	
  
5.	
  Let	
  your	
  child	
  make	
  mistakes.	
  	
  	
  
6.	
  Show	
  affec?on.	
  	
  	
  
7.	
  Encourage	
  responsibility	
  and	
  independence.	
  	
  	
  
8.	
  Help	
  your	
  child	
  speak	
  up	
  for	
  herself.	
  	
  	
  
	
  
Age 5-8
Strategies
All Ages!
1.	
  Celebrate	
  your	
  child’s	
  strengths.	
  	
  	
  	
  
2.	
  When	
  your	
  child	
  “acts	
  up,”	
  try	
  to	
  uncover	
  the	
  real	
  
reason	
  for	
  her	
  behavior.	
  
3.	
  Do	
  not	
  let	
  your	
  child	
  witness	
  family	
  violence.	
  Do	
  not	
  
let	
  anyone	
  physically	
  abuse	
  or	
  hurt	
  your	
  child	
  with	
  
words.	
  
4.	
  Take	
  care	
  of	
  your	
  own	
  social-­‐emo?onal	
  health.	
  
	
  
Positive Guidance
Infants	
   	
   	
   	
   	
   	
  Safety	
  
	
  
Toddlers	
  and	
  Preschoolers 	
  	
   	
  Limits,	
  Consistency	
  
	
  
School-­‐Aged	
  Children 	
   	
   	
  Problem-­‐Solving	
  
	
  
	
  
Social	
  and	
  Emo2onal	
  Skills	
  Take	
  
Prac2ce!	
  
Taking
Care of
Your
Children
Means
Taking
Care of….
Thank You for Attending
Social and Emotional Health
For	
  Families	
  with	
  Children	
  Birth	
  to	
  Age	
  8	
  
Brought	
  to	
  you	
  by:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
the	
  Michigan	
  Great	
  Start	
  Systems	
  Team	
  
	
  

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Social and Emotional Health for Families with Children Birth to Age 8

  • 1. Social and Emotional Health For  Families  with  Children  Birth  to  Age  8   Brought  to  you  by:                                                                                                           the  Michigan  Great  Start  Systems  Team    
  • 2. Our Objectives Learn  what  Social  and  Emo2onal  Health  Is     Iden2fy  Simple  Strategies  to  Support  the   Social  and  Emo2onal  Health  of  Children  Birth   up  to  Age  8  
  • 3. What Skills Do Children Need to Succeed?
  • 4. When Can We Start?
  • 5. Social Health Trust Show Kindness Enjoy Others Make and Keep Friends Form Relationships Seek Out Connections
  • 6. Emotional Health Express Emotions Manage Strong Feelings Turn to Caregivers When Unsure Calm Down Safely Work Through Conflicts  
  • 7. Explore  and  Learn!   Social   Emo?onal  
  • 8. Ready to Learn Children  do  well  in  school  if  they  can:   •  Get  along  with  others   •  Make  friends   •  Share  and  take  turns   •  Care  about  how  other  people  feel   •  Communicate  feelings   •  Calm  themselves  when  upset   •  Ask  for  what  they  need    
  • 9. Reflection Do  You  Want  Your  Child  To:     "   Like  school  and  be  eager  to  learn?   "   Have  self-­‐confidence?   "   Form  and  keep  healthy  rela?onships?   "   Bounce  back  from  life’s  disappointments?  
  • 10. Is My Child Ready to Learn?
  • 11. Young Infants (birth to 12 months) •  Cry,  coo  and  smile   •  Look  at  faces   •  Accept  comfort          from  a  familiar  adult     •  Seek  comfort   •  Show  excitement   •  Show  curiosity  about   other  people    
  • 12. Older Infants (12 months to 18 months) •  Explore  with  enthusiasm   •  Are  curious  about  other  people   •  Laugh  out  loud   •  Enjoy  books,  songs  and  simple                                                                                               games   •  Express  many  feelings                                                                                                                                 (sad,  happy,  scared,  angry,  etc.)    
  • 13. Toddlers (18 months to 3 years) •  Show  shyness  in  unfamiliar   places   •  Smile  and  laugh   •  Enjoy  simple  books  and                                             games   •  Are  playful  with  others  
  • 14. Preschoolers (Age 3-5) •  Begin  to  show  feelings  for  others   •  Express  many  feelings  (sad,  happy,  scared,  angry,   etc.)   •  Listen  to  gentle  reminders   •  Accept  changes  in  rou?nes   •  Try  new  things   •  Show  curiosity  about  people  and  things   •  Make  up  imaginary  games  and  may  enjoy   imaginary  play  with  others   •  Ask  many  ques?ons:  who,  what,  where,  when,   why,  how?    
  • 15. School Age (5 up to Age 8) •  Begin  to  work  independently   •  Start  to  see  the  point-­‐of-­‐view  of  others     •  Show  respect  and  kindness  to  others     •  Develop  and  keep  friendships   •  Think  through  their  ac?ons   •  Talk  through  problems  to  solve  them   •  Enjoy  challenges   •  Focus  aQen?on  and  take  the  ?me  needed  to   complete  tasks    
  • 16. What Can I do To Grow Children Social and Emotional Skills?
  • 17. Birth to Age 5 Strategies 1.  Gently  hold  and  cuddle  your  child  oSen.   2.  Respond  to  your  child’s  efforts  to  communicate   with  you.       3.  Enrich  your  child’s  daily  rou?nes.       4.  Follow  your  child’s  lead.  Join  her  in  one-­‐on-­‐one   play  and  talk  with  her  about  her  ac?vi?es   whenever  possible.   5.  Gently  guide  your  child  through  social  situa?ons.   6.  Be  sure  your  expecta?ons  match  what  your  child  is   socially  and  emo?onally  ready  to  do.    
  • 18. 1.  Be  consistent.     2.  Be  open  and  honest  with  your  child.       3.  Model  the  words  and  ac?ons  you  want  to  see  in  your  child.       4.  Get  involved.     5.  Let  your  child  make  mistakes.       6.  Show  affec?on.       7.  Encourage  responsibility  and  independence.       8.  Help  your  child  speak  up  for  herself.         Age 5-8 Strategies
  • 19. All Ages! 1.  Celebrate  your  child’s  strengths.         2.  When  your  child  “acts  up,”  try  to  uncover  the  real   reason  for  her  behavior.   3.  Do  not  let  your  child  witness  family  violence.  Do  not   let  anyone  physically  abuse  or  hurt  your  child  with   words.   4.  Take  care  of  your  own  social-­‐emo?onal  health.    
  • 20. Positive Guidance Infants            Safety     Toddlers  and  Preschoolers      Limits,  Consistency     School-­‐Aged  Children      Problem-­‐Solving       Social  and  Emo2onal  Skills  Take   Prac2ce!  
  • 22. Thank You for Attending Social and Emotional Health For  Families  with  Children  Birth  to  Age  8   Brought  to  you  by:                                                                                                           the  Michigan  Great  Start  Systems  Team