COURAGEOUS - Teaching children the importance of pushing through their fears Definition: The ability to handle fear, embarrassment, pain or anything else you would usually want to avoid. The ability to push through fears and be brave even when you’re scared. Inner toughness.
Activities: Think of something you are scared to try. Repeat saying, “I am strong and can push through my fears.” Tips for kids: Being courageous doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. It means you are scared
CHARITY - Teaching children the importance of giving back to their community Definition: Make a positive difference in the world by helping others in need. To give without expecting anything in return.
Do at least one random act of kindness today.
Tips for kids: You alone can make a difference in the world. It’s up to you to spread Green Glory’s help. Announcing my next Life Skills for Kids Workshops for ages 7-10 with parent: 6 Saturdays 2/20-3/26/2016 3pm-4pm
Dream big. Set goals. Work hard. Perserverance. Give your best effort. Make a promise and keep it.
Write down 1 goal you want to accomplish today (big or small)
Tips for kids: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Failure is not the end, failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s your choice to listen to Green Glory and stay committed, or listen to Red Rant and give up. Announcing my next Life Skills for Kids Workshops for ages
Exchanging thoughts and information effectively. Relationship skills.
Play a game of charades where your family uses their body language to communicate.
Tips for kids: Good communication can keep smaller problems from becoming bigger problems. Good communication helps build and keep healthy friendships. You have the power to communicate Green Glory’s positive talk or Red Rant’s negative talk. Announcing my next Life Skills for Kids Workshops for
To feel thankful and grateful. To focus on the good in your life. Mindfulness.
Each family member says one or two things (big or small) that they are grateful for from today.
Tips for kids:
When you write down or say out loud what you CHERISH it helps remind you of the good you have in your life and that can lead to happier feelings. Thank Green Glory for protecting you from Red Rant. For more information, please visit www.character-u.com. Anno
To believe in yourself. To believe in your abilities. To like yourself. To trust yourself. To believe you will achieve. To know you are worthy of love and respect. To have a high self-esteem. Inner strength. Activity: Think of something that you are struggling with and don't believe you can do it. Repeat saying… “I don’t know how to do X (fill in your struggle), but I know I’ll figure it out with enough hard work.” Write down three things you like about you
Start the new year off by re-stocking your life skills toolbox for you and your children with ‘The 12 Cs’. For 12 days I will post definitions and activities of these 12 life tools. I believe that everyone can benefit from strengthening their life skills so they can lead the most fulfilled life possible. As the author of The Adventures of Ooga and Zeeta and the creator of the Life Skills for Kids workshop I put together the 12 Days of The 12 Cs to help refuel you and your fam