Within the context of one's family, community and cultural background, social and emotional health is the child's developing capacity to: Form secure relationships. Experience and regulate emotions and, Explore and learn. A tremendous amount of social and emotional development
takes place at every stage our growing years. As kids experience temper tantrums, mood swings, and an expanding social world, they must learn more about their emotions as well as those of other people. Social-emotional development includes the child's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. It encompasses both intra- and interpersonal processes.