Posted on March 24, 2016 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Practicing Mindfulness in Family Life The sun is nervous as a kite that can’t quite keep its own string tight. Some days are fair, and some are raw. The timid earth decides to thaw. Shy budlets peep from twigs on trees, and robins join the chickadees. Pale crocuses poke through the ground like noses come …
Posted on March 5, 2015 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and try to be real). Now for some “brainy” contributions, make out a list …
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Choices, Collaborative for Academic, Collaborative problem solving, Communication, Conflict Management, Consequences, Consequential thinking, Discipline, Feelings vocabulary, Goal setting, Positive goal, Problem solving, Roger Weissberg, Self control, Social and Emotional Learning, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Traffic Light Model, traffic light
Posted on April 25, 2014 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Oh Magic Timer I love you so I set you, And tick, tick, ding It’s time to go. The “magic timer” is a perfect tool for taking the negotiation out of daily transitions. It can provide a sense of discipline for an adult or child. And it can promote the comfort of a limited time …
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Posted on September 9, 2014 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Elements of a Confident Kid… Skilled Listener
Listen /li – sn/ to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc. to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important or true.1 About Listening: The ability to listen and to try and fully understand another person’s perspective is one hallmark …
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