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… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Calming down, CASEL, Collaborative problem solving, Family problem solving, Identifying feelings, learning about feelings, practicing problem-solving, problem-solving skills, problem-solving with kids, Responsible decision-making, Roger Weissberg, Self awareness, Self-management, Social and Emotional Learning, social decision-making
…When I want sincerity tell me where else can I turn? Because you’re the one I depend upon. – Honesty by Billy Joel1 “I’m fine. Really. Fine.” From that statement, are you convinced that I’m fine? Even without hearing the tone of… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Anxiety, Cool down, Emotional awareness, Emotional honesty, Empathy, Expressing feelings, Feeling words, Feelings guessing game, Feelings vocabulary, Identifying feelings, Modeling, Reinforce, Remind, Self awareness
I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. – Bob Hope Waiting can try the patience of the most even tempered adults. If you have to wait with children, it can be a… Read More
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