Student Strengths in the Classroom – Find the Positive

Students or parents are frequently told to fix this or improve that. How about finding the positive and looking for student strengths in the classroom? 

We have all witnessed it.  Students with special needs often receive negative comments or misconstrued negative comments.  Day after day, students or parents are frequently told to fix this, increase this or improve that. How about finding the positive and looking for student strengths in the classroom? When we encourage students that they can do […]

Positive Affirmations for Children

Positive Affirmations for Children Free Printables

Positive affirmations for children (and mantras) are terrific tools that children can use to support themselves. They help them develop a healthy sense of self as well as a positive mental-social-emotional mindset. What are Positive Affirmations for Children? Affirmations are short; positive “I am” statements that call you into an intentional way of being.  They […]

Importance of a Positive Attitude for Students

Encouraging positive attitudes in students is one of the best things you can do to help boost their happiness and build more positivity in their lives.

School is tough these days – students have so much homework, activities, sports and more. It is easy to get stuck in a rut rather quickly or to feel like you are not succeeding. Students need all the support they can get. Read more about the importance of a positive attitude for students. It is […]

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How to Change from a Negative to a Positive Mindset

How to Change from a Negative to a Postive Mindset If your students (or yourself) suffer from low self-confidence, they may be stuck in some negative mindsets that are affecting the way they think about themselves.

How to Change from a Negative to a Positive Mindset If your students (or yourself) suffer from low self-confidence, they may be stuck in some negative mindsets that are affecting the way they think about themselves.  Students with special needs can get stuck in a negative mindset leading to a lot of “always” or “never” talk, […]

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How to Help Develop Self-Efficacy in Children

Self-efficacy is the belief in yourself that you are capable of achieving a goal.  As therapists, teachers, and parents we can help with the development of self-efficacy in children to teach them to persevere by reinforcing their strengths and helping establish steps to reach their goals.

How to Help Develop Self-Efficacy in Children Self-efficacy is the belief in yourself that you are capable of achieving a goal.  As therapists, teachers, and parents we can help with the development of self-efficacy in children to teach them to persevere by reinforcing their strengths and helping establish steps to reach their goals.  Higher levels […]

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Challenge of the Day – “Do This…” Instead of “No”

Are you up for the challenge of the day?  Can you go through an entire day of providing therapy only having a positive tone instead of a negative tone? How about as a parent?  Try spending all day avoiding the words “no”, “stop” or the phrase “don’t do that!”  Try replacing those phrases with positive […]

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Build on a Child’s Strengths – Everyone is a Star

Parents, teachers and therapists need to find each child’s strengths and build upon those strengths.  Every child is a star at something.  Need some ideas to determine what a child’s strengths may be?  Here is a list of positive character traits and talents: adventurous active agile artistic attentive aware articulate amusing big-hearted  blissful brave bright […]