February Newsletter

If you would like to download the February Newsletter – Behavioral & Educational Solutions, P.C. – Volume 1, Issue 1 – February 21, 2017 please  CLICK HERE

Social-Emotional Development

Children grow and change so much in their first three years. They learn to walk, talk, and play with friends. They go from needing their parents to help them with everything, to wanting to do everything themselves!

Just like it is important to walk and talk, it is also important for children to develop healthy emotions and relationships with other people.

In the first three years of life, children learn how to express and control their emotions. This means that when you take a toy away from a one-year-old, he might scream or try to hit you. But by the time he is 3 years old, he will be able to control his anger and he might be able to ask for the toy back.

Parents play a very important part in learning to handle emotions. The way you react to situations shows your child how she should feel and act.

Have you ever seen a child fall down, look around, and wait for an adult to react? If the adult rushes over to check on the child, she might cry. But if the adult says, “You’re okay!” and moves on to something else, the child usually will not cry. This is because children learn how they are supposed to feel and act from adults.

Children grow best when they have close relation-ships with the people that take care of them. This might include parents, grandparents, foster parents, teachers, and close family members. If a baby knows that every time he is hungry his father will feed him, he will learn to trust. When a loud noise scares a child and his mother com-forts him, he will feel safe with her.

There are lots of ways to help children learn healthy feelings and relationships. These skills will be very important when it is time to go to preschool and Kindergarten. For now, talk to the mental health consultant if you are worried about your child or need some ideas for how you can help!

Who are we, and what do we do?

Your child’s daycare center has a mental health consultant who helps children, families, and teachers. We come to each center one to four times a month to see how we can support each child. We help teachers and parents learn how to support social-emotional development.

Next time you see one of us, stop and say hi! We love meeting families and learn-ing how we can help. Do you have any concerns about your child’s social or emotional issues or behaviors?

If so, we can give you ideas that will help.

We will also have ideas in this newsletter every month, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Just search for ‘Behavioral and Educational Solutions’.


If you would like to download the February Newsletter – Behavioral & Educational Solutions, P.C. – Volume 1, Issue 1 – February 21, 2017 please CLICK HERE

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