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  • Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. And they can be important advocates for SEL at school.

    With the help of parenting and SEL expert Jennifer Miller, we have developed a list of resources that can assist parents in learning more about SEL in schools and in their own parenting practices. All of these resources can be accessed at no cost.

  • A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

    Learn more about what you can do to promote SEL in your school and at home:

    Identifies a number of resources including blogs, articles, and videos for parents on fostering social and emotional skills like kindness, gratitude, persistence, and more.

  • Featured Guide

    National Council on Family Relations: Zippy News This association dedicated to the multidisciplinary understanding of families provides a weekly e-newsletter with news about the latest research, job openings, grant and publishing opportunities, and more.

  • Featured Family-School Tool

    Getting Smart: Smart Parents Articles, blogs, videos, and help for parents to become involved in their children’s education.

  • Featured Web Site

    Youth Service America Supports youth as significant contributors to communities through learning, leadership, and service.

  • Featured Guide

    Countdown to School Success A month-by-month school year guide from the U.S. Department of Education points parents to tools, resources, and tips for getting involved with children’s learning.

  • Featured Family-School Tool

    Harvard Family Research Project This project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education conducts research on the best ways of increasing school-home and school-community collaboration.

  • Featured Web Site

    Common Sense Media Reviews movies, apps, video games, and other media available to children.