Follow the steps in the image to begin creating a mindful, grateful classroom. This engagement offers students, even very young ones, the opportunity to feel valued and heard and to remind them of what they have to grateful for in the moment no matter how small despite any obstacles and challenges they may be facing.
I often hear that young children - preschool to kindergarten age are incapable of learning calming techniques, self-regulation and managing their explosive behaviours but in my line of work I have found the opposite to be true. The younger a child learns how to manage their emotions and regulate their body the more successful they will be at managing them throughout life. The techniques are somewhat different but it is important and achievable for young children struggling wi
I grew up in a dysfunctional, sad, troubled home. Punishment for any perceived transgression was a way of life and taught me very early on that it was ineffective. The only thing I learned from violence and punishment was to be scared but it did not change or alter my behaviour, it just created sadness, anger, fear and avoidance - a desire not to be caught. It devalued me and I could not grasp the attachment to the event because the punishment regardless of infraction, whethe