Self Management- Having Confidence

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WHAT is Confidence?

Confidence is feeling good about who you are.  Feeling good about yourself even though there may be things you don't know how to do.  You know what your strengths are and appreciate what makes you one of a kind!  You believe in your ability to achieve your goals & to do well in what you set out to accomplish!

Suggested Activities

Just a note- most of the videos listed are found on YouTube Kids, which require an adult to help them access it.  YouTube Kids is a more contained environment and makes it easier for parents and caregivers to guide them while they explore YouTube.

PreK & Kinder

1. Talk about how different emotions feel in our body.  For example- when I'm mad, I clench my fists, my body feels tight.   Or when I'm happy, I skip and smile.  

2. Explore different calming strategies that your child likes that can help them when they feel bad

3, Create a calming area together that is easily accessible and ready with necessary materials to help when difficult emotions come up.

1st & 2nd

1. Talk about how different emotions feel in our body.  For example- when I'm mad, I clench my fists, my body feels tight.   Or when I'm happy, I skip and smile.  

2.Try out different calming strategies and find a few that you like.  

3. Set up a calming area for yourself with everything you need ready for when you have a bad moment.

3rd & 4th

1. Try out different calming strategies & set up an area for yourself ready with everything you need for when you feel bad.

3. Think about the word confidence and make a collage      (cut out pictures from magazines, draw it yourself with words & pictures, or copy and paste pictures into a document on your computer.

2. Choose 3 times during the day to notice how you are feeling- name the emotion & describe how it feels in your body (you can tell someone or write in a journal)

5th

1. Experiment using different calming strategies & create a calming area for yourself with everything you need to ready to go.

2. Think about the word confidence and make a collage      (cut out pictures from magazines, draw it yourself with words & pictures, or copy and paste pictures into a document on your computer.

3. Think about how someone can be more confident.  Write about it or create a short video giving tips on being more confident (imagine you are telling a 1st or 2nd grader).