Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children

Helping children at an early age with emotional skills can be a challenge, and The Michigan State University Extension wants to help. The MSU Extension will begin their fall course, Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children (BEES) – A workshop for parents, on Monday, October 28th. The online, eight-week series will address topics like stress, communicating with kids, and handling tantrums. The program hopes to strengthen parent-child relationships and support social and emotional development in young children. 

There is also an opportunity to meet virtually with other parents that may be having similar experiences. BEES supports parents learning how their own experiences impact parenting. The class is no charge for Michigan residents and is designed for parents with children from infants to three years old. An added benefit, that the course can be completed independently in a time convenient for the parent. The program was developed through a partnership between MSU Extension and MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies.