During the pandemic, children and adolescents are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, and many schools have begun to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL), which teaches students the skills needed to manage their emotions.
Many students learn about SEL — and other health-enhancing skills — in health and physical education class; however, it’s equally important to emphasize physical activity and healthy habits at home. For parents who are juggling multiple demands such as work, parenting and maybe even virtual school, the idea of adding one more thing to the daily "To Do" list can feel overwhelming. But, incorporating activity and healthy habits can have positive benefits for the entire family.
Does the physical education program in your child’s school help students attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading healthy and active lives? SHAPE America's new parent resource can help you find out.