How can you improve your child’s social-emotional health within the isolation of online learning?
Starting points of focus for your child’s social-emotional learning while at home.
1. Strategize in advance.
Create a list of things to do when your child is in distress e.g.
- Playing with a sibling
- Having a quiet time
- Going outside
2. Be a role model.
- Model good sportsmanship with games
- Model empathy by discussing a story together
- Put technology away and give undivided attention to your child.
3. Widen circles to demonstrate social norms.
- Increase family contacts with more online video calls with people you haven’t seen in a long time.
- Visit with friends through a window with books, pictures and phone calls.
- Use snail mail and have penpals.
No one can do this alone. MentorSuccess™ can help!
Positive behaviors and successful thought processes can be developed through 1:1 mentoring connections using carefully curated literature & games that engage a child’s interest. The MentorSuccess™ program utilizes four different mentoring strategies and operating models with a focus on K-5 students. Using one-to-one mentoring with carefully scripted, creative, and higher-order thinking questions, the program is offered through private and public schools with in-person and online mentoring. MentorSuccess™ has plans to also offer mentoring resources to homeschool and micro-school groups in the near future.
“E is for kids’ emotions” by Lila Seidman
Winning in the Beginning by Dr. Jerry Willbur and Dale Baugh