Today’s Parenting Tip:
This Parenting Tip is a reminder about things you can do to help your child get a good start at school this year.
Children can learn to think and feel at the same time.
Play the “Think a Minute” game. It is good practice for children to get used to thinking even if they have worried, scared, or mad feelings. Try to do step #1 yourself before you try playing the game with your child.
- The child is asked to think about something specific –– the school bus, a new teacher, the classroom, lunch, etc. Tell her she has to see if she can “think” about this for one whole minute.
- Find out if this was hard or easy and whether any worries entered the child’s mind while she was thinking.
- Try again every so often to see if it gets easier to think for a whole minute.
Read more about back-to-school: Lessons Learned about Back-to-School.
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