Every family is unique - so how can social and emotional learning support yours? Take this quiz to learn how social and emotional learning can support your child become a leader.

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Before we start, are you familiar with the term social and emotional learning (SEL)?*

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How would you describe SEL to another caring adult in your child/young person’s life?

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Can you match each of the five competencies to how it can help young people lead?*

Click on a term (left), then click the corresponding definition (right). Correct answers will appear in green.

Your child can use…

  • SELF-AWARENESS
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT
  • SOCIAL AWARENESS
  • RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
  • RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING
  • To better understand the ideas and feelings of others, including people with different backgrounds.
  • To consider how their decisions impact themselves and others.
  • To manage emotions, stay motivated, and plan actions to accomplish their goals.
  • To know their strengths and challenges, develop confidence, and find their sense of purpose.
  • To build positive relationships, offer help when needed, and stand up for others.
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Nice work!

Whether they’re working on a group project in school, helping out a sibling at home, or volunteering for a community organization, young people are learning and practicing all five social and emotional competencies that help them become leaders. Caring adults, like you, can help them grow these skills by practicing your own social and emotional competencies, and taking the time to talk to young people about them.

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How did you do?

Here is how each social and emotional competency helps young people lead.

  • SELF-AWARENESS
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT
  • SOCIAL AWARENESS
  • RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
  • RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING
  • To know their strengths and challenges, develop confidence, and find their sense of purpose.
  • To manage emotions, stay motivated, and plan actions to accomplish their goals.
  • To better understand the ideas and feelings of others, including people with different backgrounds.
  • To build positive relationships, offer help when needed, and stand up for others.
  • To consider how their decisions impact themselves and others.
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When you think about your child/young person: Which of the following aspects of SELF-AWARENESS are most important to you?*

Select all that apply.

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Take a moment to hear from other parents and caregivers about SELF-AWARENESS.

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When you think about your child/young person: Which of the following aspects of SELF-MANAGEMENT are most important to you?*

Select all that apply.

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Take a moment to hear from other parents and caregivers about SELF-MANAGEMENT.

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When you think about your child/young person: Which of the following aspects of SOCIAL AWARENESS are most important to you?*

Select all that apply.

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Take a moment to hear from other parents and caregivers about SOCIAL AWARENESS.

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When you think about your child/young person: Which of the following aspects of RELATIONSHIP SKILLS are most important to you?*

Select all that apply.

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Take a moment to hear from other parents and caregivers about RELATIONSHIP SKILLS.

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When you think about your child/young person: Which of the following aspects of RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING are most important to you?*

Select all that apply.

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Take a moment to hear from other parents and caregivers about RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING.

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Now that you know more about how SEL can help your child/young person be a leader, where might they have the opportunity to develop these skills?*

All of the above!

Your child/young person is learning and growing through all of their experiences at school, at home, and in their community. That is why families, schools, and communities must work together to support our young people as they become leaders for today and tomorrow.

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