Social-emotional skills are as important to a child’s success in learning as academic skills. A child who has healthy social skills is able to enjoy interacting with others and to make and keep friends. Healthy emotional skills enable a child to express and manage feelings and to calm down when upset without hurting self or others. These capacities promote exploration of new environments, curiosity and discovery through all ages and stages of childhood.
At Tuesday’s Power of Parenting workshop, parents can learn about social-emotional health in children and how to support its development at all ages. The free 90-minute session begins at 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Thunder Bay Junior High School on Third Avenue in Alpena.
Panelists are from Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District, Great Start Collaborative coordinator Angie Bruning, BA-FLE, and school psychologists Olivia Lehr, Ed.S, NCSP, and Janette Polkinghorn, PhD, will be at the meeting. From Catholic Human Services is clinical supervisor…
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