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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:59

Friendship

Friendship skills are the skills and abilities necessary to make a positive, lasting, healthy connection with another person. Friendship skills make it possible for us to form and sustain relationships with others. Friendship skills are numerous, and can be socially complex. Friendship skills include such skills as, communication, sharing, empathy, fairness, acceptance, etc. 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 Make Friends

https://www.parentingscience.com/kids-make-friends.html

10 Friendship Skills Every Kid Needs

https://sunshine-parenting.com/10-friendship-skills-every-kid-needs/

4 Skills for Making Friends

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/making-keeping-friends/4-skills-for-making-friends

Activities:

40 Friendship Skill Building Activities

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2019/05/friendship-skills-activities.html

Top 10 Friendship Games and Activities

https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/friendship-activities

Videos:

Sesame Street: Murray Reports of Friendship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9AdEmFUOM

Kid Presidents Guide to Making New Friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoHdwUEfBts&list=PLy65jOIMbR01T8v-XTAEkBfUhHPocGvUz&index=53

Getting Along with Others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te6ftIq9tDA&list=PLy65jOIMbR01T8v-XTAEkBfUhHPocGvUz&index=59

Friendship Soup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7w7yXkJTu0&list=PLy65jOIMbR01T8v-XTAEkBfUhHPocGvUz&index=2&t=0s

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Healthy Friendships in Adolescents

https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/healthy-relationships/healthy-friendships/index.html#role

How to Talk to your Teen about Friendships

https://www.verywellfamily.com/talking-to-teens-about-friendship-2610992

6 Ways to Help Your Teen Make and Keep Great Friends

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/6-ways-to-help-your-teen-make-keep-great-friends-0701164

Talking to your Teen about Bad Friendships

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/wellbeing/things-to-try-friendships/talking-to-your-teen-about-bad-friendships

Activities:

5 Activities for Teens to Build Trust and Cooperation

https://nobelcoaching.com/team-building-teens/

Friendship Games for Teenagers

https://oureverydaylife.com/friendship-games-for-teenagers-12084477.html

Videos:

Guide to Maintaining Friendships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ulSfCGMUs

Toxic Vs. Healthy Friendship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPXnYM7--RY

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:59

Teamwork

Teamwork is when a group of people work together to accomplish a common goal. Teamwork skills are needed in order to be successful in all aspects of our lives. In order to excel at teamwork, we must get along well with others, value other people’s strengths, confidently share our ideas, and listen well to others. When we are a positive member of a team, we know that “two heads are better than one” and that we can accomplish more together than we can alone. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

6 Tips for Teaching Your Child Teamwork

https://national.macaronikid.com/articles/59a70aaa6a33644cae651292/6-tips-for-teaching-your-children-teamwork

Let’s Work Together

https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/knowledge-areas/environment-curriculum/activities/all-activities/let2019s-work-together

5 Ways to Encourage Teamwork from the Sideline

https://learn.truesport.org/5-ways-to-encourage-teamwork/

Synergy Saturdays

https://www.leaderinme.org/blog/synergy-saturdays/

Activities:

33 Awesome Team Building Activities for Kids

https://www.weareteachers.com/team-building-games-and-activities/

Games to Get Kids to Work Together

https://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/how-to-get-kids-to-work-together-games-for-kids/

Videos:

Teamwork Pays Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuo13FrNX6g

Power of Teamwork (commercial)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zacF1pZR1Fg&feature=related

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Team Building Activities for Teens: A Complete Guide

https://ventureteambuilding.co.uk/team-building-activities-for-teens/#.Xx7otZ5Ki70

All About Team Building

https://allaboutteambuilding.com/team-building-activities-for-teens/

The Importance of Family Teamwork

https://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/the-importance-of-family-teamwork/

Activities:

10 Team Building Activities to do with Your Family

https://helpyourteennow.com/10-team-building-activities-to-do-with-your-family/

27 Team Building Games and Activities

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/team-building-activities-games-and-exercises-for-teens_00375666/

Videos:

Wisdom of Geese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOg4WfNDfM

Secrets of Successful Teamwork

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHIikHJV9fI

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:59

Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness is the intentional practice of making sure others are not left out. It is offering a seat at the table for all people. It is making sure no one is marginalized or discriminated against. When we are inclusive, we are able to learn from others who have different experiences, attitudes and mindsets than our own. When we are inclusive, we become stronger.  Inclusive children are kind, empathetic, thoughtful and encouraging. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information: 

Raising an Inclusive Child

https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/how-to-raise-inclusive-child

7 Key Steps to Raising Inclusive Kids

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/raising-inclusive-kids

How to Encourage Your Child to Include Others

https://www.schoolmum.net/parenting/parenting-tips/how-to-encourage-your-child-to-include-others/

How to Teach Your Child to be an Includer

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-teach-your-child-to-be-an-includer

Activities:

Play Pretend: How to Include Others 

https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/play-pretend-how-to-include-others

Ideas for Solving Exclusion Problems in the Classroom

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/2017/ideas-solving-exclusion-problems-classroom/

Videos:

Sesame Street: Mila Kunis: Include 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTXzYX0rrPE

The Number 1 Way to Teach Kids About Inclusion 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FCwiVrJdHE

All About Acceptance (song for kids about accepting others) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODXem4oRp0

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Teaching Teens to Be Inclusive

https://teentherapyoc.com/teaching-teens-to-be-inclusive/

11 Ways for Teaching Children to Be Inclusive of Others 

https://www.verywellfamily.com/teach-inclusivity-to-prevent-bullying-4065060

5 Steps to Include Others

https://wallace.org/2014/12/leading-with-civility-5-steps-to-include-others/

Activities:

Ice Breaker Grab Bag

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/inclusive-teaching/sample-activities/icebreaker-grab-bag/

Videos:

Include Others 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYj55I5fMXE&list=PL_WT38M75-S0RuoH3R9NWIhdkSLk6neTC&index=4

Will Smith Surprises Viral Video Classmates for Their Kindness

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

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:59

Mutual Respect and Understanding

Mutual respect and understanding occurs when two people try to see where the other is coming from, and treat each other with kindness, concern, empathy and consideration. Mutual respect and understanding occurs when we treat those around us the way we would like to be treated. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

All About Respect

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/all-about-respect

Teaching Kids to Disagree Respectfully

https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-to-teach-kids-to-disagree-respectfully-4116929

How to Teach Kids Respect

https://www.aatozz.com/how-to-teach-kids-respect/

Activities:

Activities to Teach Kids Respect

https://kids.lovetoknow.com/child-education/activities-teach-kids-respect

Fun Ways to Teach Children to Respect Others

https://healthfully.com/512852-fun-ways-to-teach-children-respect-for-others.html

Videos:

Sesame Street: Respect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOzrAK4gOSo

Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

How to Teach Teens to Respect Parents

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teenagers/how-teach-teens-respect-parents/

The Language of Respect

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-moment-youth/201402/the-language-respect

Show Some Respect 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40SZtaJo84

Activities:

Games for Teens to Teach Respect

https://howtoadult.com/games-teens-teach-respect-12005930.html

Teaching Respect to Teenagers

http://youthworkinit.com/teaching-respect-to-teenagers/

Videos:

How You Treat People is Who You Are

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

Who Should You Respect and Why?

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

Be Kind to Others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOvPjQnAg-Y

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:59

Understanding the Importance of Diversity

Understanding the importance of diversity means valuing and seeking out the perspectives of individuals who differ from us. People can be different in many ways including race, ethnicity, age, abilities/disabilities, language, orientation, culture, appearance, socio-economic status and religion among others. The more exposed students become to diversity the more likely they are to dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases about different groups. Being exposed to diversity has several positive implications for children and adults. It provides an opportunity for self-reflection and growth as well as an increase in empathy, awareness, tolerance, and open-mindedness for other’s ideas and perspectives. It builds trust amongst people from diverse backgrounds and prepares children for life in our ever-diversifying society. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Teaching Kids to Respect Diversity 

https://www.today.com/parenting-guides/teaching-kids-respect-diversity-t177717

Teaching Kids About Diversity and Acceptance 

https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/storytime/teaching-kids-about-diversity/

Why Diversity Education Matters for Kids and Their Parents 

https://www.familyminded.com/s/diversity-education-matters-for-kids-and-their-parents-f2bff97007834863

Activities:

10 Cultural Diversity Activities for Elementary Students

https://www.funwithmama.com/cultural-diversity-activities-for-elementary-students/

Teaching Your Kids About Diversity and Inclusion

https://www.foundationscounselingllc.com/blog/teaching-your-kids-about-diversity-and-inclusion.php

We Are Different, We Are the Same: Teaching Young Children About Diversity

https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/knowledge-areas/environment-curriculum/activities/all-activities/we-are-different-we-are-the-same-teaching-young-children-about-diversity

Videos:

Sesame Street: Whoopi’s Skin and Elmo’s Fur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce0yGNG_VEU&list=PL1mDOHoPszD42C23bU25dowq1kyTaIy6F

What Does Diversity Mean? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd5Cm3xzMS4

Celebrating Our Differences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB7y2hcU01s

The World’s Family (An Embracing Culture Story)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni_at59TzM

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Teaching Teens to Respect Diversity

https://www.today.com/parenting-guides/teaching-teens-respect-diversity-t179025

6 Ways Your Child Can Benefit from Classroom Diversity

https://nobelcoaching.com/classroom-diversity/

Why Diversity Education Matters for Kids and Their Parents 

https://www.familyminded.com/s/diversity-education-matters-for-kids-and-their-parents-f2bff97007834863

Activities:

5 Fun Activities to Teach Your Kids About Culture and Diversity

https://www.learningliftoff.com/5-fun-activities-to-teach-your-kids-about-culture-and-diversity/

More Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults

https://extension.psu.edu/more-diversity-activities-for-youth-and-adults

Awareness Activities

http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/activityarch.html

Videos:

Kid President’s Guide to Making a New Friend

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

Do One Thing for Diversity 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U7uNU7HIHI

I am Human: Unique and Imperfect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS_HLYCOgR0

Planting the Seeds of Peace: Exploring and Celebrating Our Differences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg7Uv2Ixtac

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:58

Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. When we have empathy, we are able to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, and imagine what they are feeling and what they are going through. Empathy allows us to connect with others, build relationships and show compassion for what others are experiencing. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

15 Ways to Help Kids Develop Empathy

https://parentingpod.com/teaching-kids-empathy/

For Families: 5 Tips for Cultivating Empathy

https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/resources-for-families/5-tips-cultivating-empathy

Why it’s Important to Nurture Empathy in Kids

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-nurture-empathy-in-kids-and-why-its-so-important-621098

The Importance of Showing Empathy to Kids who Think and Act Differently

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/understanding-childs-challenges/talking-with-your-child/the-importance-of-showing-empathy-to-kids-with-learning-and-thinking-differences

Activities:

8 Empathy Activities

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/8-empathy-activities

17 Activities for Kids to Practice Kindness and Compassion

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/17-activities-kids-practice-kindness-compassion/

13 Games that Teach Empathy

https://www.parentmap.com/article/games-apps-teach-empathy-compassion

Videos:

All About Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itp21tly8nM

Sesame Street: Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

How to Help Teenagers Develop Empathy

https://www.melbournechildpsychology.com.au/blog/help-teenagers-develop-empathy/

Growing Empathy in Teens

https://www.today.com/parenting-guides/growing-empathy-teens-t179092

Teaching Teens the Power of Empathy

http://mindquestgroup.com/teaching-teens-power-of-empathy/

Activities:

Teaching Empathy to Young Adolescents

https://www.originsonline.org/newsletters/winter-2008-dd/teaching-empathy-young-adolescents

Tools to Teach Teens Compassion and Empathy

https://howtoadult.com/tools-teach-teen-compassion-empathy-12264468.html

Empathy Quiz

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/empathy

Videos:

Empathy Can Change the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3QfyqvHk8&t=2s

Brene Brown on Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

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