Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:54

Emotional Regulation

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Emotional Regulation is the way we handle big feelings like anger, disappointment and anxiety. Emotional Regulation (sometimes called self-regulation) is the ability to identify your feelings, and express them in a healthy and appropriate way. Emotional regulation does not mean getting rid of feelings, but rather being aware of them. Once we are aware of our emotions, we can take control in the way we express them. Below you will find resources you can use at home to better understand emotional regulation, and help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Emotional Regulation in Children

https://www.parentingforbrain.com/self-regulation-toddler-temper-tantrums/

Self-Regulation Overview

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/sensory-processing-issues/trouble-with-self-regulation-what-you-need-to-know

When “big feelings” are a problem

https://keltymentalhealth.ca/emotional-regulation

Activities:

30 Activities and Games for Self-Regulation

https://theinspiredtreehouse.com/self-regulation/

8 Emotional Regulation Techniques

https://www.yoremikids.com/news/emotional-regulation-activities-for-kids

Videos:

Why do we Lose Control of Our Emotions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc

Inside Out-Guess the Feeling

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

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

10 Emotional Tools Every Teen Needs to be Taught

https://lindastade.com/the-emotional-skills-every-teen-needs-to-be-taught/

Help Teens Learn to Control Emotions

https://parentandteen.com/self-regulation/

Activities:

Techniques for Teens to Cope with Emotions

https://psychcentral.com/blog/techniques-for-teens-how-to-cope-with-your-emotions/

How to Help Teens Manage their Emotions and Accept their Feelings

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-help-teens-manage-their-emotions-and-accept-their-feelings-0705175

Emotional Intelligence Packet for Teens

https://www.ong.ohio.gov/frg/FRGresources/emotional_intellegence_13-18.pdf

Videos:

Emotional Regulation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeJ5yWigCPk

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:54

Coping Skills

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Coping Skills are tools and techniques a person can use to help handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and increase mental wellbeing. In short, coping skills are things we do, to change the way we feel.  Coping Skills are very person specific. Something that helps one person to cope well, may have little effect on another. Often experimentation is needed to find coping skills that work for 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:

Teaching Kids Coping Skills

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/569314869cadb61a0a196529/t/584f9e4de6f2e1c321b2b75d/1481612882275/Free+Starter+Coping+Skills+for+Kids+Printables.pdf

Developing Coping Skills-5 Ways to Help

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/developing-coping-skills-5-ways-to-help-kids-who-struggle-with-self-control

How to Teach Kids Coping Skills to Manage Big Feelings

https://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/how-to-teach-kids-coping-skills-for-dealing-with-big-feelings

Activities:

15 Coping Strategies for Kids

https://www.verywellfamily.com/coping-skills-for-kids-4586871

18 Coping Skill Activities

https://www.thehelpfulcounselor.com/18-coping-skills-strategies-for-children-and-teens/

Videos:

Belly Breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA&list=PLePaIinTbsBTNkl0fpWgId71NZPgr_FJT&index=3&t=0s

Thought Bubbles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUq0HuSLS0&list=PLUN2FxlaMoWfrwhr_UyIJhj8ntDPR1WG0&index=7&t=0s

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

5 Coping Skills Teens Need to Know

https://parentandteen.com/coping-skills/

Teaching Teens Strategies for Coping Wish Stress

http://familyaware.org/teaching-teens-and-yourself-strategies-for-coping-with-stress/

Activities:

30 Healthy Coping Skills for Teens

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/blog/2018/01/30-healthy-coping-skills-for-teens/

Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression

https://www.infinitemindcare.com/single-post/2016/12/18/A-List-of-Coping-Skills-for-Anger-Anxiety-and-Depression

Teach your Teenager Coping Skills for Wellbeing

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/wellbeing/things-to-try-coping-skills-and-resilience/teach-your-teenager-coping-skills-for-wellbeing

Videos:

A-Z of Coping Strategies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EXpkVw3fh0

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:54

Positive Self-Image

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Self-Image is the mental picture we have of ourselves. It is the way we see our abilities, behavior, appearance and personality. When we have a positive self-image, we recognize and own our talents, abilities and potential, while being realistic about our shortcomings and limitations. A positive self-image focus’ on strengths and assets. It includes nurturing our self-esteem and having an accurate self-perception. When a person thinks positively about who they are, their talents, their life experiences and their abilities, they are more likely to understand themselves, have confidence, practice self-control, and achieve their goals. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Your Child’s Self-Esteem

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/self-esteem.html

10 Ways to Nurture Your Childs Self-Concept

https://calm4kids.org/10-ways-to-nurture-your-childs-self-concept/

How to Create a Healthy Self Image in Your Child

https://www.kidsfirstcommunity.com/create-healthy-self-image-children/

Activities:

7 Simple Activities to Boost Self-Esteem in Children 

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/increase-self-esteem-in-your-child_00357511/

Simple Self-Esteem Activities for Kids

https://kids.lovetoknow.com/kids-activities/self-esteem-activities-kids

Videos:

Self-Esteem: How to Feel Awesome About Being You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6H0w03GJrQ

A Story about Confidence and Self-Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2RlHM8xfmM

Reflection In Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9OOXCu5XMg&list=PLfNlzK1g-p91GxEC6IbxWbs7-GNP-zmbq&index=1

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

What is Self-Concept?

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-self-concept-2795865

Fostering a Positive Self-Image

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/12942-fostering-a-positive-self-image

What is Self-Image, and How do we Improve it?

https://positivepsychology.com/self-image/#:~:text=%207%20Activities%20for%20Developing%20Self-Image%20in%20Preschoolers,Set%20Lofty%20Expectations.%20You%20can%20use...%20More%20

Teens, Body Image and Social Media

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/smart-people-don-t-diet/201902/teens-body-image-and-social-media

Activities:

12 Activities to Start Building Self-Esteem Today

https://psychcentral.com/lib/12-simple-activities-you-can-do-to-start-building-self-esteem-today/

18 Self-Esteem Activities for Teens and Adults

https://positivepsychology.com/self-esteem-worksheets/

Videos:

Social Media and Teenage Self-Esteem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxolrIIWEMQ&list=PLfNlzK1g-p91GxEC6IbxWbs7-GNP-zmbq&index=6&t=0s

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

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

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:54

Responsibility

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Responsibility is the ability to be trusted to do what is right, and to accomplish the things that need to be done. Responsibility is being dependable. It’s doing what you are supposed to do. When a person is responsible, they are trustworthy and they honor their commitments. As students grow and transition into adulthood, responsibility is an important skill that will help them find success in life. 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 Tips to Raise a Responsible Child

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/character/responsibility

9 Tips for Teaching Kids Responsibility

https://www.care.com/c/stories/5219/9-tips-for-teaching-kids-responsibility/

Activities:

Games that Teach Responsibly 

https://www.smartkidslaunchpad.com/activities?category=responsibility

5 Games to Teach Young Children Responsibility

https://www.petitjourney.com.au/petit-teaching-children-responsibility/

10 Simple Activities to Build Responsibility in Kids

https://growkidsminds.com/gkm003-teaching-responsibility/

Videos:

Making Tough Choices with Kid President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdsCUExLE-Y&list=PL7EeixtohqKHiQ4OEkLtRD-LAH5itOts7&index=5&t=3s

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

How to Teach your Teenager About Financial Responsibility 

https://www.moneyprodigy.com/how-teach-teenager-financial-responsibility/

17 Skills to Teach Responsibility 

https://www.lifehack.org/789917/teach-your-kids-responsibility

Activities:

Personal Responsibility Activities for Teens

https://howtoadult.com/write-teen-parent-contract-7563592.html

Chore List for Teens

https://www.verywellfamily.com/over-50-ideas-of-chores-for-teens-2609291

Videos:

Responsibility

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

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:53

Self-Control

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Self-Control is the ability to recognize feelings, thoughts and impulses, and act on them in appropriate and healthy ways. It is the ability to act the right way at the right time. Self-Control can be one of the most difficult skills for children (and adults) to master. It takes time and practice. Below you will find resources you can use at home to better understand self-control, and help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Self-Control: What it Means for Kids

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/self-control-what-it-means-for-kids?_ul=1*16p48gl*domain_userid*YW1wLXpEV0k3LWdBRFNUamZKcFJjTmRnUlE.

Helping Your Grade School Child Gain Self-Control

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/helping-your-grade-school-child-gain-self-control

Activities:

Games that Teach Self-Control

https://www.familyhconline.com/teach-children-self-control/

Breathing Exercises

https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids

Managing Anger

https://copingskillsforkids.com/managing-anger

Videos:

Just Breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg

Sesame Street: Self-Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0YDE8_jsHk

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Teaching Self-Control to Teens

https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/teaching-self-control-to-teens.aspx

Helping your High School Child Gain Self-Control

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/common-challenges/self-control/helping-your-high-school-child-gain-self-control

Activities:

Breathing Exercises

https://www.6seconds.org/2018/08/12/three-breaths-for-lowering-your-cortisol-level/

Videos:

Helping Teens Learn Self-Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLWG8oseao

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Organizational Skills

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Organizational Skills are the skills a person needs to help them use their time, energy and mental capacity wisely. Organizational skills allow us to stay focused on different tasks, and help us to achieve our goals. Organizational skills are important to helping students be successful, but often do not come easily. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Help Your Child get Organized

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/child-organized.html

10 Tips for Helping Students with AHDH get Organized

https://www.verywellmind.com/adhd-and-organization-at-school-20810

Activities:

5 Games to Help Kids Learn How to Organize

https://sabrinasorganizing.com/5-games-to-help-kids-understand-how-to-organize/

5 Family Activities to Improve Organizational Skills

https://learningworksforkids.com/2013/09/5-fun-activities-to-improve-organization-skills/

Videos:

Bernstein Bears and the Messy Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMEcMMOVBKE&list=PLG5r6Le1OQyaPSETGuZKNmlfm_L31Kibb&index=2&t=0s

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

How to Help your High School Student get Organized

https://www.verywellfamily.com/help-high-school-student-get-organized-3545335

How to Teach your High Schooler Organizational Skills

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/teaching-organizational-skills/at-a-glance-7-ways-to-teach-your-high-schooler-organization-skills

Activities:

Tools and Tips to get Your Teen Organized

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/teaching-organizational-skills/tools-and-tips-to-help-your-teen-get-organized

Apps that Help with Organization

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/special-needs/are-there-apps-that-can-help-my-teen-with-organization-and-routines

Videos:

Planning and Organizing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AKAuRby7n8

How to be Organized for School, College, or Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88MjoZalHpM

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Prioritization

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Prioritization is managing time well. When we prioritize effectively, we understand the importance of doing the things we NEED to do before the things we WANT to do. Prioritizing includes working hard, staying on task, and saying no to things we don’t have time for. 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 Your Kids Time Management

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-teach-your-kids-time-management-skills-4126588

Teach Kids to Prioritize will Make Their Life Easier 

https://www.moms.com/teaching-kids-to-prioritize-why/

Activities:

6 Easy Ways to Teach Time Management

https://flintobox.com/blog/child-development/teach-kids-time-management-skills

Top Time Management Apps

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/top-time-management-apps

Videos:

Put First Things First

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mNpceWM4js

Pokey and the Spelling Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5lq5wTafhw

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Help Children and Teens Learn to Prioritize their Lives

https://www.supportforstudentsgrowthcenter.com/help-children-teens-learn-prioritize-lives/

How to Teach Time Management Skills to Teens

https://www.verywellfamily.com/teaching-time-management-skills-to-teens-2608794

Activities:

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

https://student-tutor.com/blog/time-management-techniques-for-teens/

Videos:

The Jar of Life-Put Important Things First 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0hqBIugr7I

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Goal Setting

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Goal Setting is the process of thinking about what you want to happen in your life, and making a plan for how to make it a reality. When we set goals for ourselves, we have a clear vision in mind and make a specific plan for how it can happen. Research has shown that SMART goals are important. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based. Setting SMART goals can help students achieve their dreams, and be in control of their future. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

7 Steps for Teaching Kids how to Set Goals

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/how-to-teach-kids-perseverance-goal-setting/

Successful Goal Setting for Kids

https://www.melbournechildpsychology.com.au/blog/successful-goal-setting-for-children/

Activities:

7 Fun Goal Setting Activities

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/5-fun-goal-setting-activities-children

Goal Setting Activities

https://kidengage.com/blog/2019/01/fun-and-engaging-goal-setting-activities-for-children/

SMART Goal Worksheet

https://www.timvandevall.com/wp-content/uploads/smart-goals-template.pdf

Videos:

Goals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGd0gq5Fgjc

How to Write a SMART Goal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4IU-y9-J8Q

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Golden Rules for Goal Setting

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_90.htm

Goal Setting for Teens

https://www.teensmartgoals.com/goal-setting-for-teens

Activities:

Goal Setting for High School Students (activities)

https://positivepsychology.com/goal-setting-students-kids/

SMART Goal Worksheet

https://www.timvandevall.com/wp-content/uploads/smart-goals-template.pdf

Videos:

Achieve More by Setting SMART Goals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA53yhiOe04

A Guide to Great Goal Setting 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzj83QCMft8

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Self-Efficacy

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Self-Efficacy refers to a person’s feelings, beliefs and perceptions regarding their ability to be successful at something. In short, self-efficacy is self-confidence. Self-Efficacy goes hand in hand with having a growth mindset. When a person has a growth mindset, they believe that their brain is constantly growing and evolving. They believe that with practice, motivation and hard work they can succeed. With self-efficacy, we have confidence in our abilities, and know that we are capable of growing, changing and doing better. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Self-Efficacy: How to Foster in Children 

https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1964&language=English

How to Develop Self-Efficacy in Children

https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2018/05/21/how-to-help-develop-self-efficacy-in-children/

Activities:

25 Ways to Build a Childs Confidence

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/child-confidence

10 Activities to Build Confidence

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/10-activities-kids-help-build-confidence/

Videos:

Sesame Street Confidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctNg0DgMa-o

Growth Mindset- The Truth About Your Brain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8FX2sI3gU

Importance of Self Efficacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW5v6PQ5PEc

Sesame Street: Power of Yet

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

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Building your Teens Self-Efficacy

https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/building-up-your-teen-s-self-efficacy-part-ii/

Self-Efficacy in Adolescents- A Helpful Guide

https://youaremom.com/parenting/self-efficacy-in-adolescents/

Activities:

6 Ways to Promote Self-Efficacy

https://edu.stemjobs.com/self-efficacy-yes-i-can/

Videos:

Importance of Self Efficacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW5v6PQ5PEc

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