Family Resources

Family Resources

As parents and guardians, we all want the best for our children. Nurturing the whole child using social and emotional skills is crucial for their success personally, academically, and one day professionally. Frameworks is here to offer support and research-based resources like the ones below.

Emotional Intelligence: A Parent's Perspective

Parents know their children best, and are their child’s first teacher. They feel deeply responsible for their child’s well-being and success in school, and in life. They know that learning has social, emotional, cognitive and academic dimensions for their child to be most successful.

As the local expert in emotional intelligence, Frameworks builds on the five core competencies of social and emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and empathy, responsible decision-making, and positive relationship building. A strong foundation of these life skills will provide the strategies and tools for children to reach their full potential. This video features reflections from parents and guardians who have seen first-hand the positive impact of emotional intelligence taught by Frameworks of Tampa Bay in the lives of their children.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Bike Ride

Frameworks of Tampa Bay has partnered with onbikes to gift over 40 bikes to local families who have shown dedication in attending social and emotional Family Engagement workshops.

You can help build your child’s emotional intelligence by biking or taking a walk with them! Practicing social and emotional skills while spending this time together away from electronics can help you build some of the social and emotional core competencies such as:

  • Relationship Skills: Build your relationship with your child by spending quality one on one time together. Utilize this time to practice active listening.
  • Responsible Decision-Making: Prior to the bike ride, discuss wearing proper safety gear and rules, including looking both ways before crossing the street. During the ride, you can explain why the rule exists – “We look both ways before crossing the road because cars can come from both sides.” Notice when they are making responsible safety decisions on their own and praise them for it!
  • Social Awareness (Empathy): Notice the cars, roads, and other people around you. You can point out things you see in nature, signs, or landmarks.

Challenge: Pick at least one day a week to take an “Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Bike Ride,” and practice a different competency each time. Take a picture during your bike ride and tag Frameworks of Tampa Bay using #EQBikeRide!

If you are a bike recipient and wish to send a “thank you,” notes can be emailed to

Resource Library

Talking with Children about Social Media

Helping Children Navigate Grief

Building Emotional Vocabulary

Calming Strategies for Children

A Nation at Hope

Door Openers and Slammers

Book Recommendations for Adults

Conversation Cards

Strategies for Coping with Uncomfortable Emotions

Social and Emotional Skills Wheel

How to Talk with Your Kids About Bullying

Online Safety Resources for Parents and Guardians