Quote of the Week
"Being honest in your heart feels better than ice cream."
An Email Away - I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these difficult times. If you have any concerns about the well being of your child, I am an email away. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary Counseling Hours - The Elementary Counseling are hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment with the Elementary Assistant.
Social-Emotional Learning and Character Education - Second Step is committed to helping both students and staff navigate the transition back to school this fall.
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Social-emotional learning is a key component in your child's education. Part of my day is spent educating our students about how to recognize, manage and express feelings.
Did You Know:
Did you know that reading with a child impacts social and emotional development?
Reading a story creates space for kids to imagine themselves inside the story. This allows them to develop empathy as they experience the lives of other characters and can identify with how they are feeling.
A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your child that their loved one has terminal cancer. That said, there are many ways to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one. Learn more about tips you can use when talking to your children about cancer.
Myths of SEL
Sites & Links
PBS Parents - While there are many styles of parenting, almost all parents have the same basic hopes for their children. We want them to be kind, confident and brave.
ASQ:SE-2 Parent Activities - Share these fun and effective activities with parents to help them promote their child’s social-emotional skills.
Parent tip sheet - 17 practical ways parents can support the social-emotional development of their young children.