Children have a lot to learn about managing their own feelings and behaviour, including:
At home, every day you can:
At child care, kindergarten and school
At child care, kindergarten and school, every day you can:
Visit the Bullying. No Way!
Early childhood resources page for activities and videos for early childhood teaching and learning.
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning website aims to establish social and emotional learning as an integral part of education.
Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles and practice to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
Kids Matters Early Childhood is a whole-service framework designed specifically for early education and care services.
Parent Line's website provides an overview of some of the many parenting courses available in Australia and internationally. These programs can help you learn the skills to teach social and emotional skills, and support positive behaviour.
Raising children network, the Australian parenting site.
Reading for adults
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) promotes the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
Early Childhood Australia. (2004). Understanding Children's feelings: Emotional Literacy in Early Childhood.
Research in Practice Series, Vol 11 No 4.
Flory, V. (2005)
Your child's emotional needs: what they are and how to meet them. Finch Publishing, Sydney.
The best way to discipline your kids. Drake Baer. Science of Us, New York Magazine (US), 2016
Caring about caring: what adults can do to promote young children's prosocial skills. Hyson, J., Taylor, J. in Young Children, July 2011.
Kids Matter Families – Information sheets on emotions, friendship, behaviour and other topics.
Kidspot: Teaching your child resilience
Dr Louise Porter's website provides information about developmental milestones and other topics.
Books to read with young children
Early Childhood Australia. (2004). Understanding Children's Feelings: Emotional Literacy in Early Childhood.
Research in Practice Series, Vol 11 No 4 (includes a list of children's books about emotions)
Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers. Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families (US).
Children's Book List from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL).