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Do Your Kids Know how to Deal with Setbacks?

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Recently, I found a resource called Fishful Thinking (sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, thus the name) that does a great job of teaching kids the skills they need to deal with set backs,  overcome challenges, and reach their full potential. Hint: it's all about a positive attitude.

I particularly liked the section on resilience - a trait that's so crucial to school and life success. In that section, there's a Silver Lining Game for kids that's awesome. What a great way for kids to learn that we all make mistakes -- it's what you learn from your mistakes that matters!

Highly recommend you check out the site if you're looking for a little help in getting your kids through the stressful times. Think you'll like the articles, activities, and videos they have to offer. Let me know what activities you like best.  



#1 Janet 2010-02-12 13:24
Charles Swindoll, the Christian writer, says that attitude is more important than just about anything. As a learning disabilities specialist, I agree! The adult in charge, be it the classroom teacher or parent, must be sensitive to signs of stress starting at the pre-k. level.

I recently saw an article by United Way that stated over 7000 preschoolers in Hawaii are burdened with disabilities that go undetected. In my practice, I have found that even a gifted child can have a perceptual problem that is easily corrected before it rises to the surface in attempts at reading and writing. My book, "Light in the Darkness of Reading Failure", starts with much needed directional training in preschool. The hidden disability in this new, technological era, vision imperception, can be defeated with easy, fun techniques. Reserve it from the Waianae library. I've donated two copies.

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