Help your kids understand how to get through one task at a time by paying attention to all the instructions and then patiently working through all of them until the job is done.
Activities for Parents
Find your child when they are playing with a favorite toy. Ask if you can have it to play with forever without giving back. Your child will most likely say “No” to you. When they do, wave your hands in the air and fall to your knees pretending to cry, showing your own fake temper-tantrum. Now that you have their attention, talk through how we need to stop the tantrums and handle eharing someone tell us “No” in the right ways.
Your child has been told to respect their teacher and you tell them that they need to respect you all the time. Does your child know what that means?
The next time your child asks for anything, really pay attention to whether or not they used manners. Did they say “Please”, or “Thank You”? If so, thank them for using manners and acting politely.
People don’t tattle to the police; they call for help when they’re in great need. You can actually get in big trouble for making a fake or unimportant call to 9-1-1.
Let’s help our kids be respectful to their teachers. Our teachers work hard to help our kids learn. The least we can do as parents is be on their side and guide our kids at home to listen, speak respectfully, and stay appropriate in the classroom.
We’re trying to help our kids understand the ways a friend should treat them. Let’s let our kids know that to be a good friend, sometimes they will have to say “No” to friends to keep from breaking the rules and getting into trouble.
Just ASK your kids:
-“Do you know what a bully is?”
-“Do you know of any bullies at school?”
-“Do you think that bullies are good friends to others?”
Ask about the best parts of the day first, then ask if anyone got in trouble during class. Hopefully your child wasn’t the one who got in trouble, but if they were, stay calm and talk it out for now. Talk about how trouble can mean several different things.
We’re focusing on helping our kids feel good about themselves by talking to them about good clean hygiene and having a positive attitude.
Let’s teach our kids to treat others with respect so that our kids can be respected by others, too.
Our kids need to know how to keep their own boundaries and also how to handle it when someone tells them, “No,” because of their boundaries or rules.
Let’s be good role models, and teach our kids how to be fearlessly kind to everyone. Let’s help our kids see how people act and treat people based on those actions, instead of treating others based on differences in skin color, culture, or even medical conditions.
Let’s help our kids understand the safe places they should talk to adults, and that talking to classmates for the first time could mean making a new friend.
Let your child know that, even if they have a best friend, getting to know new people is a great thing. We grow as people when we learn with others about new things and new ideas.
Help young kids deal with hurt feelings, both their own feelings and the hurt feelings of others. Let’s let our kids know that if we try hard to be caring all the time, we will not have to fix hurt feelings as often.
Helpful guidance for discussing anger with children, whether it is their anger or yours that’s come up.
Learn new ways to discuss decision-making with children, teaching them to look ahead before taking action.
Surprise – this is less about teaching your child to focus. It’s more about your ability really tune in and focus on them. And teaching them what that means.
Help with finding calm when things are getting stressful, including keeping calm when somebody gets hurt.
There are just too many people in this world for anyone to have to feel alone. Maybe we can take being nice, add listening to it and make loneliness a lot less consuming.