Later this month, Dr. Michele Morningstar will lead the fourth session of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL)’s Growing Up Human series: The Development of Emotion.
Emotions are a normal part of being human, but emotional development is a more complex process than one might think, the library said in a media release. Starting from birth, people need to learn what feelings and emotions are, how and why they happen, and how to recognize their feelings and those of other people. On top of that, KFPL said, we all need to learn to manage those emotions so we can all be self-aware, socially aware, and emotionally regulated.
How can we tell what a child or teenager might be feeling? What are expected emotional experiences at different developmental stages? Dr. Morningstar will unlock the process of emotional development in children and adolescents in the fourth talk in the Growing Up Human series, according to the release.
“Understanding emotional development is essential for guardians and educators to help young generations give their best shot at life,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Dr. Morningstar’s presentation will help us understand emotions in a way that will help us guide young people and ensure safe environments for their emotional health.”
Join Dr. Morningstar on Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 21, 2022. Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6220549 or call 613-549-8888.
Growing Up Human is made possible through collaboration between Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the Queen’s University Department of Psychology, and the Queen’s University Child and Adolescent Development Research Group.