Many experts agree that emotional development in children influences their future development. As well, a growing number of educators recognize that emotional learning plays a strong role in academic outcomes.
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is offering a workshop, Emotional Regulation, next week that will give parents the opportunity to discover some effective strategies for supporting their child's emotional development from early childhood into the teen years.
Parents will learn ways they can help their child to understand their emotions, and will walk away with some simple strategies to teach their child how they can control their bodies and feelings.
Workshop facilitator Pam Collins has an extensive background in early child development and special needs, and has been offering the workshop for several years.
"Learning how to regulate emotions helps all children to have positive social and educational experiences," says Collins, "Many children, especially those with special needs or who are 'different' thinkers, often have difficulty understanding and regulating their emotions.
Emotion Regulation takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, 3-3800-72nd St., Ladner. To register or for more information, call 604-946-6622 ext. 343 or email caroly@ reachdevelopment.org to register.
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit organization that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959.