social and emotional development Social and Emotional Development

A child’s social and emotional development refers to his or her self-esteem and behaviors when interacting with others. Predictable and stable interactions in a child’s early life provide a sense of well-being that allows children to participate positively in social and learning activities. Social-emotional development is the basis for how young children feel about themselves and how they relate to others. As you will see in the following text and video tips, there are unlimited ways to help your child build these skills.

Children with healthy social and emotional skills are able to:

  • Form and keep relationships

  • Manage and express their feelings

  • Explore and experience their world in a positive way 

DPTV Early Learning

Pre-School-U: Expert Video - Social & Emotional Development

Aired: 2014-03-21 04:00:00 3:49 Rating: NR

Experts explain the "Social & Emotional Development" domain.