Social relationships and emotions are real!

Soetlief is an online social and emotional skills program for children. The aim of the program is training children between the ages of 3 to 12 and creating awareness of social and emotional skills and competencies along with the involvement of their parents/guardians. This is considered by EQ specialists as part of the foundation of self-control. The program for each age level has carefully been considered according to age-related milestones and how children of different ages learn.

What are Social Skills?

The most sought-after skill of the 21st century. This does not focus on social skills in a determined social setting such as a sports event or crowd-related environment but rather focusses on close interpersonal relationships.

Social skills will help your children to monitor not only their own emotions and feelings but also that of others and to discriminate between their own feelings and that of others in order to create, maintain and sustain meaningful relationships.

The Soetlief program focusses on teaching problem-solving skills which are needed to resolve emotional and intimate, close relational issues.

What are Emotional Skills?

Emotions are abstract concepts. They are difficult for children and sometimes even for adults to understand. Emotional skills will assist your children to understand and identify emotions, learn a language to communicate emotions in a constructive and positive manner, be self-aware and have self-control by having the knowledge to express emotions in a correct and constructive manner.

The purpose of the Soetlief program is to teach your children to identify, communicate and control their emotions, thus empowering individuals towards self-awareness, appropriate expression of feelings and mechanisms to regulate negative experiences that will result in changed behaviour.

Why social & emotional skills?

Children struggle to deal with anger, frustration, irritation, crankiness and conflict. They are told in detail what not to do and how not to do it. They get discouraged trying so hard not to, not knowing how to deal with what feels overwhelming to them. Soetlief focusses on the what to do and how to do emotions and relationships - giving understanding, insight and being practical, but most of all giving children an opportunity to apply what they have learned to their real-life environment.

What are the benefits of our program?

Soetlief creates a platform for your child to grow socially and emotionally while giving you the opportunity to be a part of their growing-up. Knowledge is power and can be transferred to thinking differently and influencing behaviour.
Self-Discovery & Awareness
Parent/Child Integration
Relationship Building
Non-Threatening Approach
Build Self-Confidence
Recognition of Self
Solution-Oriented Method
Rectification of Wrong
Convenient & Easy Online Access
Admittance of Negative Behaviour
Facilitate Social
Interactive & Engagement Opportunities

What Soetlief is not

Soetlief is a skills program aimed at the learning of social and emotional skills. The program takes into consideration social and emotional development guidelines and milestones provided by research and professionals in child development. Soetlief does not address specified negativity or “problem-children” but aims to address social and emotional development and empowering children, together with their parents/guardians, with the tools needed to deal with change and challenges.

Be reminded that Soetlief is therefore not:
  • A quick fix for problems or challenges. It is a process of learning, discovery, application, integration and adopting of skills.
  • A problem-child program.
  • A rehabilitation program.
  • A program to be used to remedy unresolved pain from the past.
  • A program to heal trauma or negative experiences.
  • A counselling service or platform, nor coaching service, nor outcome driven in its approach.
  • About equipping the registered user to reach a goal. It is not about the setting or achieving of goals and does not relate to coaching of any kind.
  • Therapy nor developed with one child in mind. The program aims to consider a wide spectrum of children according to age in order to include as many examples and challenges of children (of particular age groups) in order to assist as many children as possible in the development of social and emotional skills.
  • The use of medical terms, posing as a medical field or profession, research or medical intervention.
  • An evaluation or assessment of any sort. Where applicable in the program parents and children are encouraged to seek relevant assistance and help if they feel it is necessary.

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