Personality and Emotional Development

Social and emotional development is important as the child grows up. It defines how children relate with others, regard themselves, develop a sense of self-worth and develop the capability to communicate their feelings and emotions. Maurice (2003) notes that social emotional learning imparts particular set of skills which, coupled to academic knowledge, ensure the children grow up into morally upright and responsible individuals. Social emotional learning should, therefore be a basic part of the academic education. The families, communities and schools should strive to create an environment that develops and responds to the social, emotional and developmental needs of children.