Kids love to be social and play games together, but sometimes not everyone is happy with how others are playing. It’s important that they have the skills and language to communicate with one another when something makes them uncomfortable. Watch the following clip with your child:
After watching the clip, ask your child the following questions:
What would you do if you were in the same situation?
Have you ever been in a situation like this? How did you handle it?
What advice would you give a friend if they were in this situation?
Your family may have some wonderful resources for this discussion right in your own home… your teenagers! Have your older children and teens share their ideas and experiences with your younger ones. They may all learn a lot from one another!
Daily Social Emotional Learning Tips
Check the Syracuse City School District website daily for more Social Emotional Learning tips.
Tune in Tuesdays: Today’s kids and teens spend on average more than seven hours per day looking at a screen-- their phones, tablets, televisions, computers, video games… it can sometimes feel like it’s impossible to escape. It’s part of our children’s culture. If we can’t beat ‘em… join them! Every Tuesday, a link will be shared for a short clip that you can watch with your child. We will also share discussion questions that you can ask your child to explore more about their ideas and experiences related to the content of the video.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Share pictures of your family 'tuning in' on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SCSDCares.