Social Emotional Skills are the skills necessary to successfully navigate relationships and maintain emotional health across the lifespan
Engaging professional trainer and child psychologist, Dr. Stroud, shares a compelling 5-part tutorial on the emotional needs of toddlers, preschooler, and five-year-olds. This series has been designed to inform and empower both parents and professionals in the art of building strong emotional health, school readiness, and interpersonal competence. In brief 6 to 8 minute video clips, Dr. Stroud provides pivotal developmental science using relatable content. Relationships are the tool that best facilitates healthy social emotional development. You are the key to a child's successful social emotional journey.
'Dr. Stroud’s Emotional Development series is truly a gift to parents and all childhood providers! The information is presented in short, user-friendly and culturally sensitive videos that I hope all parents and providers will enjoy and incorporate in their interactions and practices with our precious young children. Thank you, Dr. Stroud, for providing such a powerful resource for helping us all understand how to build the foundation of emotional and mental health!' - Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., Author of Beyond Behaviors and Brain-Body ParentingView Sample
Part 1: How Feelings Develop
Part one of this series focuses on how young children begin to develop an understanding of their feeling states, as well as the important role parents and caregivers play in offering co-regulation to support self-regulatory skills. Part one is an excellent starting place for parents, grandparents, family child care providers, Head Start staff, and all Infant Mental Health professionals.
Part 2: Emotional Needs of the Toddler
Do you ever wonder what is happening in the mind of the toddler? Part two of this series is here to help. Toddlers are all about emotions in action. Parents and caregivers are the best tool to support toddlers, as they build words and skills to both share as well as safely experience their emotions. The developmental journey of the toddler can feel overwhelming to both the child and the caregiver at times.
Part 3: Emotional Needs of the Preschooler
Part three of this series focuses on the unique needs of the preschooler. Preschoolers are often faced with managing their feelings while simultaneously negotiating the feelings of others. The skill set of creating and maintaining friendship often begins during the preschool years. Relationships are the learning tool for emotional health. Let's take a look at ways you can you best support the developing brain of the preschooler?
Part 4: Five-Year-Olds and School Readiness
Part four of this series outlines the importance of emotional regulation in school readiness. Without strong social emotional skills, the areas of the brain that support learning are limited in their ability to engage. The tools you need to effectively prepare your 5-year-old for school are just a video segment away.
Part 5: Emotional Development and Culture
Part five of this series addresses emotions within a cultural context. Cultural identity is an important aspect of our developmental experience. Children are learning the culturally specific emotional tools for relationship success. All relationships are culturally informed and child development is relationship based, hence your culture matters within the context of your child's development.