Social and emotional skills refer to the ability to recognise emotions in oneself and others.
The skillset also includes the ability to regulate your own emotions.
It is important and critical to nurture emotional development.
Sometimes, adverse childhood experiences can have an impact on this set of skills.
These can be negatively impacted by adverse early childhood experiences.
As a result, social-emotional skills may require therapy to improve.
Supporting Your Child
If you’re concerned about your child’s development, consult your pediatrician.
Discover our resources on child development for specific milestones that indicate typical growth across all developmental domains, including social-emotional skills. In addition, check out our article on activities that encourage social-emotional skill development in children. If you suspect that your child is experiencing difficulties or challenges attaining their developmental milestones, it might be worth visiting your GP or community pediatrician for more information.