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If you are a parent like me, you probably have heard this specific term or components of social and emotional well-being from your child’s pediatrician, childcare providers, and school teachers, possibly your friends and family. Healthy social and emotional development is the process of forming strong relationships, experiencing and regulating emotions, and exploring and learning about the self in the world. Well-known psychiatrist Erik Erikson defined social and emotional development in eight stages starting at infancy, and Erikson reinforces the importance of trusting adult and positive peer relationships as well as life skills in autonomy, self-control, and competence. So you may be wondering why a second or third language?