Social Emotional Learning Part IV

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Children seem to have a decreasing capacity to hold back from acting on their feelings. Whether it’s the increased reliance on technology or other factors, students who can’t delay gratification or be patient are at risk of more extreme impulsivity, hyper self-protection, or diminished intimacy. Learning how to endure pleasure and pain is essential to becoming a resilient adult. This represents the CASEL core competency of Self-Management.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the challenges of tolerating both pleasure and pain.
  2. Consider why some children have lower capacities than others.
  3. Learn how to combat the expectation of immediacy.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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