Social Emotional Development

Father reading to his son

 Young children learn healthy social and emotional skills over time.

Skills like making friends, dealing with anger, managing conflict, caring for others, patience, and following the rules are qualities that grow throughout the arc of social-emotional development. Children who learn to understand and comfort others make friends more easily. Empathy is an important part of interacting with others effectively. Parents help their children develop empathy by modeling it, helping the child to understand how others feel, and providing opportunities for children to work and play together.

To learn more about your toddler’s social and emotional development, visit the sites below: