Because it’s Self Reliance month for Powerful Words, it’s important that we provide children with opportunities to show self reliance at school, at home, and out in the community. Perhaps your children have been relying on you (or their teachers?) to do some things that they can do on their own. What are these things?
Are they able to:
- Pack their own bags for class?
- Remember all their equipment?
- Do their own chores?
- Do their own Powerful Words projects?
- Hand in their Powerful Words projects?
- Hang up their own jackets?
- Tie their own shoes?
- Get ready for your class on their own?
- Do their homework?
- Stay quiet before class without being reminded?
- Work on their skills in class responsibly even when your back is turned?
- Lead the class in stretching or skills?
- Practice for class, a test, or an event?
- Clean up after themselves?
- Entertain themselves?
- Remember all their stuff when they leave their school
Encourage your children to take some time to ask themselves; “how have I shown self reliance today?” It’s this kind of focus and questioning that will help them to take a hard look at their behaviors, take some risks, make some changes, and become more self reliant in the long run. In addition, talk to your children about self-reliance and let them know how you’ve shown self-reliance today.
We’d love to hear how your children are showing self reliance at school, home, and out in the community. Tell us about it!
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