Social-emotional wellness is often known as infant “mental health” by early childhood professionals. It is through relationships that young children develop social emotional wellness. Relationships provide the loving context necessary to comfort, protect, encourage, and offer a buffer against stressful times.

Read more here on tips to promote social-emotional development in your children:

Birth to 12 months

12 months to 2 years

2 years to 3 years

For more on your child’s healthy development and mental wellness visit our Child Development and Wellness pages