||Brain Smart Tips
Being the person you want your children to become
No one can make you angry
||Remain calm and teach children how to behave.
||The brain functions optimally in a safe environment.
||Anger management is integral for social competence.
||S – Smile
T – Take a breath
A – And
R – Relax
Building the school family
We are all in this together
||Create a sense of belonging.
||Social successes prime the brain for academic successes.
||Relationships are the motivation for learning.
||You did it!
You _____ so _____
That was helpful.
Setting limits respectfully
What you focus on, you get more of
||Set limits and expectations.
||Telling children what to do aligns their bodies with their willpower.
||Healthy boundaries are essential for all relationships.
||Did you like it?
Building self-esteem and willpower
The only person you can make change is yourself
||Empowers children while setting limits.
||Choice changes brain chemistry.
||Building self-esteem and willpower reduces impulsivity.
||You may _____ or _____. What is your choice?
Creating teaching moments
See the best in others
||Create teachable moments especially for difficult children.
||Thoughts physically alter cells in the body.
||Positive intent improves self-image and builds trust.
||You wanted _____. You may not _____. When you want _____ _____, say _____.
Handling fussing and fits
The moment is as it is
||Help children accept & process feelings.
||Empathy wires the brain for self-control and higher cognition.
||Empathy is the heart of emotional intelligence.
||You seem _____. Something _____ must have happened.
Helping children learn from their mistakes
Mistakes are opportunities to learn
||Help children reflect on their choices and change.
||The brain thrives on feedback.
||Consequences help children learn cause & effect relationships.
||If you choose to _____ then you will _____.