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Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Involves helping children to develop a  positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings;  to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities. it is divided into three strands:

Making relationships

Self confidence and self-awareness

Management of feelings and behaviour

Ideas for parents and carers

  • Enjoy the time with your child, take time to talk and listen to them.
  • Children love routines. Support them in learning about expectations, acceptable behaviour and boundaries.
  • Encourage your child to help tidy up and to care about their surroundings. They can help to put away their toys, put the shopping in the trolley or sort the washing.
  • Teach and expect good manners and politeness.
  • Playing games helps them to understand rules and turn taking.
  • Teaching children to respect others and to be kind and fair.
  • Celebrate together their success and achievements, however small.