As children are developing, it can be easier to see areas of development such as language or motor skills, but sometimes it can be difficult to measure social and emotional development for individual, especially children. These areas are important and have a direct impact on the child’s continued development in multiple areas and their personality.
Social development is how someone interacts with others and the environment. This includes skills such as taking turns, compromise, and conflict resolution. How does your child interact with others, both children and adults, and is it done in a positive manner? How do they react when new people are in the environment?
Emotional development is how a person is able to regulate and express their emotions. This does not mean that a person has to be happy all of the time and cannot express negative emotions, but what happens when a person is upset? Do their emotions change quickly? What calming skills and techniques does your child have? How do they handle separating from you when you go to work or leave them with a sitter at your home?
Both social and emotional development can be hard to determine how they are progressing at times and how to help this develop in a positive direction. Successful Families Together will work with families to determine how the child is progressing in these areas and work with them to help these important developmental areas grow in positive ways.