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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:48

Accountability

Accountability 

Accountability is taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes. When we are accountable, we realize that all actions have consequences (both positive and negative) and we accept our role in those consequences. When a mistake is made, being accountable means doing what you can to fix the problem and make amends. When we are accountable for our actions, trusting relationships can be built with family, friends, and teachers. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

How to Help Kids Create a Culture of Personal Accountability

https://www.parent.com/how-to-help-kids-create-a-culture-of-personal-accountability/#:~:text=The%20best%20way%20to%20teach,be%20accountable%20for%20one's%20behavior.

Activities:

Games for Teaching Someone how to be Accountable

https://classroom.synonym.com/games-teaching-someone-accountable-12146054.html

Videos:

Accepting a Consequence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMOfn4QJyQ

Rosa Learns to be Responsible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIKMysO1gU

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

8 Ways to Instill Accountability in Teens

https://middleearthnj.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/8-ways-to-instill-accountability-in-teens/

How to Create a Culture of Accountability in your Home

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/how-to-create-a-culture-of-accountability-in-your-home/

Activities:

Lessons on Accountability for Teens

https://healthfully.com/1006369-lessons-accountability-teens.html

Videos:

How to Develop Personal Accountability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de2HlZpDQ-w&feature=youtu.be

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:48

Decision Making

Decision Making is an important life skill that children need to develop in order to become healthy and functioning adults. Children need to know how to make their own decisions and understand that every decision comes with a consequence, both positive and negative. Decision making should be taught as a deliberate process beginning with identifying the problem and thinking about what the desired outcome is. Decision making also includes; gathering information, brainstorming possible solutions, assessing the consequences to those solutions and picking the best choice. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Teach Your Child How to Make Choices

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/decision-making/teach-your-child-how-make-choices

Best Guide for Teaching Kids the Decision-Making Process Steps

https://www.kiddiematters.com/problem-solving-activity-free-printable/

Activities:

Fun Activities to Teach Children About Decision Making Skills

https://mom.com/kids/4887-fun-activities-teach-children-about-decision-making-skills

Decision Making Techniques for Children

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/decision-making/decision-making-techniques-children

Videos:

Innoventure Jr: Making Decisions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlmEfeC1DO4

Zen Den: How to Make Goo Choices- Mindfulness for Kids (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cxt_Ki4GSo

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Tips and Activities to Help Kids Develop Decision Making Skills

https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/tips-and-activities-to-help-kids-develop-decision-making-skills/

Steps to Good Decision-Making Skills for Teens

https://www.verywellfamily.com/steps-to-good-decision-making-skills-for-teens-2609104

Activities:

5 Problem Solving Activities for the Classroom 

https://resilienteducator.com/classroom-resources/5-problem-solving-activities-for-the-classroom/

10 Ways to Teach Your Children to Make Wise Decisions 

https://www.allprodad.com/10-ways-teach-children-make-wise-decisions/

Videos:

Help Children Make Good Choices: Decision Making Skills (SODAS Method)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-SeO-aT2i8

Making Tough Choices with Kid President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdsCUExLE-Y&t=233s

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Perspective Taking

Perspective Taking is the ability to consider a situation from a different point of view. It is the ability to look beyond your view point and consider how someone else may think or feel about a situation. You need to be able to put yourself in another person’s position and imagine how they might feel, think, or act. In order to be successful at perspective taking, you must have empathy for the other person and realize that there are many correct perspectives for one situation. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Understanding Perspective Taking

https://sociallyskilledkids.com/perspective-taking/

Components of Perspective Taking

https://empatico.org/activity-plan/perspective-taking

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Activities:

One Super Simple Activity to Teach Perspective Taking Skills to Kids

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2019/05/perspective-taking-activity.html

Videos:

The Tale of Two Beasts: An Adorable Story About Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCkOocQGtDU

How to Teach Perspective -Kid Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ELa3c001o

Perspective Taking 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqz7UcCgbLA

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

5 Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_help_teens_think_beyond_themselves

Activities:

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Understanding Perception Differences 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/Understanding_Perception_Differences_OCDRM.pdf

What Do You See 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/What_Do_You_See_Activity_OCDRCM.pdf

Videos:

What Are Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7fNAd5FXg

Same Situation, Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAx8SMUa5JU

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Restitution

Restitution provides a way for children to “pay back” their mistakes. It can be a helpful way to teach children the importance of treating others and property with respect. When children make mistakes, they should acknowledge their wrong choice and think of a way to fix it. The restitution should be directly related to their incorrect behavior. The focus should be on fixing the damaged property or relationship rather than punishment. 

Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Use Restitution to Discipline Your Child

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-use-restitution-to-discipline-your-child-1094755

What to do When Your Child is Not Kind

https://www.readbrightly.com/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-not-kind/ 

How to Help Your Kids Make Amends for Mistakes

https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/850479/help-your-kids-learn-to-make-amends-for-mistakes/amp/

Activities:

Making Amends for Kids

https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/making_amends_for_kids

Videos:

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVYtfqSsK0

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Restitution for Parents

https://realrestitution.com/restitution-for-parents/

Activities:

Restitution Script for Parents

https://www.esd.ca/Programs/Restitution/Documents/Restitution%20Scripts%20for%20Parents%20and%20Teachers.docx

Videos:

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

The Most Effective Form of Discipline

https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/preschooler/behavior-and-discipline/effective-discipline/the-most-effective-form-of-discipline

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:46

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is a healthy way of communicating. It is a calm, clear, direct and respectful way of stating what you want, need or how you feel about something. Being assertive is the most effective way to communicate. However, it can be difficult to master. Many people communicate in less effective ways, such as passive, aggressive, or even passive-aggressive. These are inefficient because passive communication is often unclear and aggressive communication can come off as mean or hurtful. When we communicate assertively, we are more likely to get our needs met by those around us. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Building Assertiveness: How to Help Your Quiet Child Speak Up

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/building-assertiveness-how-to-help-your-quiet-child-speak-up

5 Key Steps for Raising Assertive Kids

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/how-to-raise-assertive-child

10 Steps for Teaching Your Kids How to be Assertive

https://afineparent.com/strong-kids/how-to-be-assertive.html

Activities:

4 Playful Activities to Help Children Develop Assertiveness

http://www.momentsaday.com/help-children-develop-assertiveness/

9 Assertiveness Activities

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/9-assertiveness-actitivies

Videos:

Learn to Communicate Assertively

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ-e5Q4vhsk

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

What is Assertiveness?

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html#:~:text=Assertiveness%20is%20a%20healthy%20way,that%20is%20honest%20and%20respectful.&text=Being%20assertive%20doesn't%20come,style%20that%20is%20too%20aggressive.

Assertiveness

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html

Activities:

4 Social/Emotional Skills You Can Easily Practice with Teens

https://nobelcoaching.com/emotional-skills/

Assertiveness Games and Activities

https://blog.trainerswarehouse.com/assertiveness-games-activities

Videos:
5 Tips to Make Assertive Communication Easier and More Effective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlwmfiCb-vc

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