Helping children cope with life’s challenges

Behavior Modification Tips and Strategies
cope with life’s challenges

How do we help our children cope with life’s challenges of unkindness? What can we say to encourage them to be courageous in the face of challenges? If you are looking for ways to help your child cope with day to day challenges, I highly suggest Maria Dismondy’s book, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.

This book encourages children to the have the courage to be who they are and to celebrate their uniqueness. Our children do not come prepared to handle life’s challenges, so it is up to us, as parents and educators, to find ways to help them face these challenges. The following are some suggestions from Maria Dismondy’s book that will encourage your child to stay courageous in the face of challenges.

1. Be proud.

2. Love yourself.

3. Have the courage to speak up.

4. Practice giving.

5. Make each day count.

6. Celebrate differences.

7. Spread kindness.

8. Share a smile.

9. Forgive. Sometimes hard to do, but so important.

10. Never give up.

As parents and educators we will not always be there when our child or student is faced with a challenge, but we can empower them to work through those challenges and come out shining!

Wishing you a peaceful home!

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