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This resource is posted on the Edutopia website at http://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning-parent-resources
"Parents have a dual role to play in raising a self-aware, respectful child who knows how to manage his or her emotions, make responsible decisions, and resolve conflicts non-violently. At home, you should strive to create an environment of trust, respect, and support. Remember that modeling "emotionally intelligent" behavior at home is the first step in nurturing emotionally intelligent children."
There are strategies that parents can adopt at home, such as "Be a good listener" and "respect differences" of your child and his or her friends.Other approaches can be implemented at school. "Investigate your school's efforts to support social and emotional learning. Keep in mind that programs take on many forms and are called by many different names, including character education, leadership, conflict resolution, or peer mediation."
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