Patience is a necessary skill for school success. Teach your child to recognize the signs when he is becoming impatient. Is he talking louder or faster? Tapping his foot? Making comments such as, “This is taking forever?” Once he knows the signs, a little self talk can help. Teach him to say to himself, “Stay calm,” “I’m going to be patient,” and “Getting upset isn’t going to help anything.”
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Some children can be very hard on themselves. If your child feels like a failure if she’s not the “best,” help her readjust her perspective. Be sympathetic, but remind her that no one is perfect. Point out your child’s strengths and help her learn from her mistakes. Teach her some affirmative self-talk, such as, “I’m proud of how hard I tried.” And emphasize that you love her no matter what she does or doesn’t do.