In today's society there is a lot of pressure on our kids. They are pressured to perform, be beautiful, fit and healthy. (Just to name a few.)
In one of our modules for Academic Edge, Knowing Me, we look closely at the natural talent and ability of the child to help them discover their genius. Yes, everyone is a genius.
We use a unique personal development and profiling tool, Talent Dynamics for Young People, to help the child discover what they are good at, what are the best roles for them in teams and groups, how they can contribute and play their part, and develop skills to apply to school, home and life.
Recently, this article, 52 Character Building Thoughts for Children grabbed my attention.
The suggestion is to use these positive statements in a variety of ways. For example, each week you could begin the class time with one of the statements. It could be placed in a prominent place in the classroom so each day the students would see it. They could discuss how it might apply to them. They could live out their week using the statement and then reflect on what they learned or what activities they engaged in.
These are my top 5 favourite statements from the list.
Which statements resonate with you?
What positive statements could you add to the list to share with your kids?
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