Think a Minute (8-26-15)


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.

  1. 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.
  2. Find out if this was hard or easy and whether any worries entered the child’s mind while she was thinking.
  3. 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.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another helpful tip.

 

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