Parenting in Pandemic Times for socio-emotional health of the child
Feb 01, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:02 pm
As your child is growing he or she is also developing emotionally and socially. He or she is interacting with others – either adults, or other children of his or her age group. All this is a part of socio-emotional development of your child. Before we go further, let’s understand what is social emotional development and why is it important for your child to develop social-emotional skills.
What Is Social Emotional Development?
Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Infants experience, express, and perceive emotions before they fully understand them. In learning to recognize, label, manage, and communicate their emotions and to perceive and attempt to understand the emotions of others, children build skills that connect them with family, peers, teachers and the community. These growing capacities help young children to become competent in negotiating increasingly complex social interactions, to participate effectively in relationships and group activities.
What Is The Importance Of Social Emotional Skills?
The social-emotional development of your child will later affect his/her growth in life. It is closely linked to the development of other skills. During the preschool years, your child is learning important social skills through his/her interaction with friends that will affect his/her social-emotional competence. He/she is observing his/her peers, playing and sharing with them, talking and taking turns and ultimately cooperating with them in games and pretend play. Children who have at least one friend are more socially competent. When children play with friends, they display more positive attitudes, engage in more sophisticated play, and use more effective problem-solving strategies.
Join this workshop to understand the Parenting in Pandemic Times for socio-emotional health of the child with Child Psychologist Sreevidya Iyer.
Sreevidya Iyer, Psychologist/ counsellor/ REBT therapist.
Psychologist/ counsellor/ REBT therapist.
| Jan 30, 2022
Ma'am can you please guide me on how to foster the socio-emotional development of my 5 year old child . He doesn't think before doing or saying anything. He would say whatever comes to his mind and doesn't practice restraint. He will sometimes kill insects, hurt his 2 year old sibling badly . Or in anger use foul language. Of late he remians quite angry as well. Waiting for your valuable suggestions. Thanks in advance!
| Jan 30, 2022
My daughter is 22 months old. She is a very happy child but after arrival of her sibling, things have turned upside down. She wants me to bathe her, I try to spend as much time as I can but I am just 6 days postpartum. I am unable to run behind her all the time. Attention is not a problem. She has a cousin of her age and either my mom or dad keeps her engaged all the time. Lately, she has started hitting everyone in aggression while throwing tantrums which she never did before. If I take her to the baby she plays happily and the very next second she pulls her hair or scratches her and then everyone shouts at me for allowing her to sit so near to baby. If I won't allow her to play with baby then how they would form a bond? How can I handle her tantrums? How can I make her understand that she can't take her in her lap and she can't hurt her. If we take her away after the incident, she cries her lungs out. I feel so sorry for my daughter. I feel like I am depriving her of my love and attention. Bringing a sibling to her life didn't make me feel same what I had expected.
| Jan 31, 2022
My son is 6 years old. He is too sensitive. He cries over every simple things. I am extremely worried. I do not know how to change that behavior. He doesn't like me or his father scolding him for his mistakes. He always wants us to pamper him. He doesn't show interest for online classes. He prefers playing with friends, drawing, watching TV all the time. If I ask him to write home work he cries, if I tell him to sit for online class, he cries and even cries to eat. At times it irritates me. What should I do? Please suggest.
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| Jan 30, 2022
Hello Ma'am ! My 7 year old daughter is no longer comfortable to go out and play with agemates. She gets conscious if someone comes to our home. She is otherwise quite confident in front of us . With outsiders she was little bit shy earlier as well but now this has gone to an extreme level so much so that she hides somewhere where she can't be seen . How can I help her come out of her shell and be confident while talking to others as well? Please guide .