Class discussions work best when everyone participates, and these strategies for grades 6 to 12 help ensure that happens.
Calm down, you’re okay! What does that really mean? If I would have told my three-year-old that in the middle of Target while she was screaming and melting down…. would she have known what I meant?
Gratitude involves both feeling and expressing our thankfulness; it means we show our appreciation for others. According to the Harvard Healthbeat, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” For a five-year-old, gratitude looks like consistently saying “thank you” to others, making thank you cards, and identifying things that make them feel thankful, such as a favorite toy or a visit from grandma.