Social Emotional Learning Part VIII

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As children see themselves as unique beings, they can recognize their reliance on others to help meet wants and needs. This requires skills for recognizing, expressing, and negotiating needs to satisfy themselves and the other. This is a skill that we may improve upon our entire lifetime, so young children will have more modest expectation than older teens. This represents the CASEL core competency of Relationship Skills

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the evolving complexity of needs with age.
  2. Consider the barriers to expressing and negotiating needs.
  3. Learn new tools for growing skills around getting one’s needs met.

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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