WiseTalk® is correlated to the 40 Developmental Assets:
The 40 Developmental Assets are the key building blocks that help youth grow up healthy. Having more assets increases the chances that young people will have positive attitudes and behaviors towards success in life.
WiseTalk® is a playful communication invitation
that is a fun and easy way to nurture Developmental Assets, such as:
- Family Support - Family supports the child’s unique emotional needs.
- Positive Family Communication – Parents engage young children in conversations that invite their input.
Constructive Use of Time:
- Time at Home- Child spends time at home playing and doing positive activities with the family.
- Caring – parents help child grow in empathy, understanding, and helping others.
- Responsibility- parents encourage child to accept and take responsibility for her or his actions.
- Self-Regulation: parents encourage child’s growth in regulating her or his own emotions and behaviors and in understanding the importance of healthy habits and choices.
- Peaceful Conflict Resolution- child continues learning to resolve conflicts without hitting, throwing a tantrum, or using hurtful language.
- Self-Esteem – child feels valued by others.
- Sense of Purpose – child welcomes new experiences and imagines what he or she might do or be in the future.
WiseTalk® Supports Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills and Core Competencies
According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social Emotional Learning (CASEL), children with socially and emotionally sound environments have better academic and personal success.
Playing with WiseTalk® in one way to create emotionally sound environments while fostering SEL Skills and Core Competencies, such as:
- Self-awareness—accurately assessing one’s feelings, interests, values, and strengths; maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence
- Self-management—regulating one’s emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles; setting and monitoring progress toward personal and academic goals; expressing emotions appropriately
- Social awareness—being able to take the perspective of and empathize with others; recognizing and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences; recognizing and using family, school, and community resources
- Relationship skills—establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation; resisting inappropriate social pressure; preventing, managing, and resolving interpersonal conflict; seeking help when needed
- Responsible decision-making—making decisions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, appropriate social norms, respect for others, and likely consequences of various actions; applying decision-making skills to academic and social situations; contributing to the well-being of one’s school and community
Nurturing the Social and Emotional Intelligences prepare young people for success in adulthood.
SEL helps students become good communicators, cooperative members of a team, effective leaders, and caring, concerned members of their communities. It teaches them how to set and achieve goals and how to persist in the face of challenges. These are precisely the skills that today’s employers consider important for the workforce of the future.
Play with WiseTalk® today!
Learn more about the importance of SEL in your child’s life and the source of this content at CASEL.