EES Counseling Corner

with Mrs. Hogg

Mrs Hogg School Counselors Corner Contact information:

I hope everyone is having a great week! I am hearing from teachers how well everyone is adjusting and working hard at school. I think of our PRIDE words when I hear about all your successes. You guys keep it up, stay positive, and know that we are so proud of your accomplishments! We believe in you!!!


Please remember if you are needing anything or have any concerns you can contact me through my email or call the school and they will contact me. Miss you all!


Love, Mrs. Hogg

Proud Eastside School Counselor

#OneTeamOneDream

hoggs@greenbrierschools.org

Tips for Parents

Feelings Checklist

Life is different right now, for everyone. Our kids are having to make huge adjustments in their daily school routine and that will bring up some emotions, big emotions.

To help you better understand what your kids are dealing with, Centervention has created a simple emotional check-in worksheet. This feelings check-in asks:

  • How your kids are feeling

  • What are their favorite new activities

  • What they miss

  • And things they are looking forward to


https://media.centervention.com/pdf/Feelings-Check-In-Worksheet.pdf

Here are some great ways to help with your child's self-esteem.

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

Help your children think about who is in their circles of support and encourage them to reach out to these people when feeling overwhelmed with stress. Children can draw a circle of support and add people to the circle or simply list the people who they will reach out to in these situations.

15 Fun Learning Activities to Do at Home with Kids

GRATITUDE

Be grateful. There is SO MUCH to be grateful for right now. Practicing gratitude builds resilience and helps us through the toughest times. Find three things every day that you are grateful for and write them down. Put the lists in a jar and look at your lists months from now to remind you of all the little reasons you were able to get through this period


Coping Skills for Kids.

This link has 15 coping strategies for kids. It also has a great little kid friendly visual you could print out.


https://www.verywellfamily.com/coping-skills-for-kids-4586871

Working through School at Home!

Don't be afraid to "bribe" them

"Some students are self-motivated," said Duke. "But some may need time limits or incentives like, 'You need to finish ABC before you can XYZ.' Not every student is a morning person, but it's much easier to accomplish what you need to first thing, before the whole day slips by, so that's a great case for building incentives into your new routine — just as we encourage our children to eat their vegetables before they can have a slice of cake."Bowen suggests incentives like time with electronics or playtime once schoolwork is complete, and suggests making expectations clear to kids so there's no confusion about what they need to get finished to earn their reward.


"For younger children, a dry erase board, where you can list out all assignments and chores for the day and then check them off as they go, may be most effective," added Bowen.

Go Noodle at Home!

Go noodle is offering resources for families to channel Go Noodle Good Energy at home:


Laughter!!

Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke.

Start a book with your children.

Leave a joke or some silly memes for your children to look at.

Encourage them to think about the stress-relieving powers of laughter!

Children can brainstorm things that make them laugh and add to the book. This will give them something to turn to when feeling stressed.