24 minutes | Dec 22, 2020

Pride, Predictability and Play: Discussing Social-Emotional Learning During Isolation with Dr. Trenna Sutcliffe

At this point in the pandemic, most folks are feeling the effects of extended isolation. Spending the vast majority of time at home for months on end takes its toll, especially on kids and teenagers who are used to spending ample amounts of time with their peers. So how do we ensure that their social and emotional development continues while most children are attending school remotely? Dr. Trenna Sutcliffe of the Sutcliffe Clinic joins us today to share her favorite methods for encouraging healthy emotional learning, which is just as vital as keeping up with an academic curriculum. Learning tools that support emotional regulation, healthy self-image, and a strong sense of empathy are best modeled and encouraged by parents first and foremost, and being home provides abundant opportunities to tune into your child’s needs, spend quality time together and play a part in their emotional development through setting positive examples. Listen in and learn specific ways to implement behavior modification and social-emotional growth that will benefit your child well into adulthood.  If there are topics you’d like us to cover in upcoming episodes, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message here.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast  or visit us on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes “These skills start developing during infancy. They develop all through childhood.” [02:36] “Kids will do 10% of what you tell them to do, and they will do 90% of what they see. So it’s really important for parents to model the behavior that they want [kids] to have.” [07:42] “The thing that [kids] want most from their parents is attention, above anything else.” [15:51]   Big Ideas  Understanding the five pillars of social-emotional learning. [01:26] The ways that sheltering at home impacts social-emotional learning, and how to ensure your children are still able to progress in these areas despite social distancing. [03:33] Taking the positive parenting approach, and how the PRIDE acronym can help with that. [09:44]
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