Would you like a specific card game to play with your family that helps develop social and emotional skills? Check out Mind Brain Parenting for their many card decks all based on the social and emotional learning framework. Received the Parent’s Choice Award for best parenting products.
Short downloadable guide for parents that provide accurate information in support of SEL in schools and communities. Use these tools to ground conversations in facts and data, dispel misinformation, and advocate for high quality social, emotional and academic learning.
This project from the National PTA includes presentations for PTAs and for parents to learn what SEL is and how parents can promote each of the core competencies in family life. There are also family activities for introducing and practicing social and emotional skills and service learning activities for families to put social and emotional skills into action in their communities.
This eight-week discussion series raised key topics that impact all family members such as forgiveness, gratitude, and dealing with challenging emotions. Parent volunteers led the discussion. Each discussion includes tools and practices. There is also a Spanish version.
Based on the SEL framework (but does not use any SEL language), this site offers a parenting process with specific guidance on a wide range of parenting topics like bullying, listening, anger, lying and more by age and stage ranging from 0-19 years of age. You can search by age and topic. Preliminary research found that when parents’ used the tools with their children, not only did social and emotional competence increase in the children, it increased in parents too. In addition to tools, there are one page fact sheets as well as podcasts.