I have listened to fellow educators who have a child or children in their class who they deemed to be struggling with their behaviour. The educators are often clearly agitated, take things very personally and have an overwhelming sense of fear or dread about going to work each day. When you feel like this, you … Continue reading Judgement
When we have empathy we can help children to manage their own emotions. Accepting that the moment is what it is helps us to regulate our own emotions and remove any bias we may have about how the situation should be. When we judge others, we judge ourselves. When we empathise, we can see the … Continue reading Let It Be – Feel Your Feelings
When a game in the training session touches a nerve… ???????? Labels always limit. There is a big difference between self-constructed identity and an imposed identity given to you by someone else. Imagine a child has come up to you and said, “Emma has just hit me and it hurt!” Your first reaction if you … Continue reading Why Labelling Children Limits Them – and YOU!
When little Johnny is REALLY disappointed that you gave him the red cup instead of the purple cup (We’ve all been there, am I right?!) it is much more effective to offer a sympathetic smile, than saying something along the lines of, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!” (which, by the way, … Continue reading “You Get What You Get and…” I’ll Help You Handle Your Disappointment ????
As children, we can find the simplest of things to be the funniest thing *EVER* to have happened in the history of our short lives on this planet. Laughter is one of the first noises that most babies start making around 3-4 months of age. At 2 months they can start smiling and they use … Continue reading Behavior Management is Just a Laugh Away