Just Calm Down


 Has anyone ever told you to calm down? How did you respond?

Have you ever sent a child to a “break area / time out” and it escalated the behaviour?
Do you know children who have difficulty regulating emotions?
 
Do you know kids who struggle with friendships because of emotional reactions?
Calm Down
 

Are you struggling with kids who don’t respond to your behaviour plans?

“How to be a Super Hero Called Self- Control” is such a wonderful book it really engages children in being a detective for emotions and give fantastic strategies – “super powers” to regulate emotions. For example; 
Frustration needs super powers of ‘ take a deep breath’, ‘make a mantra’ or ‘use your words’
Anxiety needs super powers of “just give yourself a hug’ or ‘make a worry box’
See below for more information

“The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control” helps children create a menu to use for self- regulation. I highly recommend students create a menu to use when sent to “take a break/ time out” areas. See below for more information


Super HeroThis is a fantastic book full of easy to implement strategies for school and home. Proactive strategies that make emotional management (self-control) fun, accessible, and achievable! It includes what to do when feeling frustrated, anxious, angry or sensory overload.
Too often children are expected to regulate emotions without actually being taught what to do, and that they need to practice control just like any other skill (reading, sport, etc.) The book teaches children to use their super powers – breathing, words, mantra, give yourself a hug, and more. Talking to your whole class about what helps them calm when upset, angry, disappointed, tired, etc. additionally helps ALL children understand that we all regulate our behaviour differently, and why staff use a range of different strategies to support students. (For example: Why use sensory tools to calm)
Although aimed at 4-7 year olds this is a GREAT resource for every classroom and home. Great pictures you can put up around the classroom for ALL kids.

I love the timesaver proformas and pictures ready to use.

Staying Awesom
It is important to help children learn about ways to regulate their emotions and senses. As part of class discussions on rules, expectations and consequences we can include proactive strategies that ALL children can use when they are feeling “slow and tired, fast and emotional, or fast and wiggly.” A wonderful book The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control explains all these feelings and what to do. Packed with great ideas to regulate their emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control. From breathing exercises, pressure holds, jumping jacks, arm massage, anywhere body breaks and much more. Talking to your whole class about what helps them calm when upset, angry, disappointed, tired etc. additionally helps ALL children understand we all regulate our behaviour differently, and why staff use a range of different strategies to support students.
This is a GREAT resource for every classroom. Great pictures you can put up around classroom for ALL kids.

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PPS: Don’t forget Schools/Organisations, if you are not sure if the books are for you.  Just request the books on approval at the checkout on the website

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