Many parents feel that Social emotional learning⁽¹⁾ in children has suffered since the covid-19 pandemic began.
许多家长认为，自新冠疫情流行开始以来，儿童的社会情感学习受到了影响。⁽¹⁾Social emotional learning，社会情感学习，简称SEL，是由美国CASEL组织提出的结合情绪心理学、发展心理学和儿童教育学的系统社会情感学习课程。
Here with advice for parents is Dennis Maple and Dr Lauren Starnes with Goddard systems, thank you both for being here. Dr Starnes, can you describe what exactly Social emotional learning is?
That's a great question, I think parents are asking that because they're hearing it as a buzzword.
Social emotional learning for young children is helping the young child learn to identify their own emotions and themselves and in others.
Learn how to express those emotions and then learn how to interact with other children and other adults.
These skills get their foundation in the first five years of life, but these are skills that we continue to work on and develop throughout adulthood.
As we transition Schools, jobs, neighborhoods et cetera, we've always placed a great emphasis on this at Goddard School as a cornerstone of our program.
And yet we have a heightened awareness of this and a heightened focus of it, as we help young children transition back to school and back to the social world postcovid.
All right, before we go, Dennis, what advice do you have for parents looking to help their children reacclimate and grow this school year?
The first thing I would encourage parents to do is to be very attentive to pay attention to what's going on in the classroom to engage with the faculty.
The teachers that the children are engaged with to understand what the curriculum is all about, and then most importantly to be patient, and to try to take what they're learning at school and extend it at home.
We have a website goddardschool.com that has a tremendous number of resources, curriculum, ideas, activities that you can do. But also ways that you can just learn more about how to be a better parent.
We have a series of video series called Parenting Under Five, and the video series gives tips and ideas and suggestions that we have been told has been found to be very helpful for parents.
So we would encourage you to go to that website goddardschool.com.