It is Okay to Make Mistakes
Sel Tips for F@milies of Haldane Elementary * February 2016
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February is a month with Family Day, Valentines Day, Pink Shirt Day, and spring break just around the corner. Please check below for video clips, tips and links on "making mistakes" and developing resilience, and a few other good sites for social emotional learning. Each month of the school year, parents will continue to receive helpful tips, strategies, activities and resources to support children at home. Family and school can work together to improve children's social emotional learning skills. These skills lead to school and life success. The flyer is an easy read on smartphones and tablets.
Helping Your Child Overcome Perfectionism
What Perfectionism Looks Like in Children and Teens:
Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks Easily frustrated and gives up easily Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation Overly cautious and thorough in tasks (for example, spending 3 hours on homework that should take 20 minutes) Tries to improve things by rewriting Frequent catastrophic reactions or meltdowns when things don’t go perfectly or as expected Refusal to try new things and risk making mistakes
Helping Your Child Overcome Perfectionism: How to Do It!
valentine centre for kids
So what's a boy or girl to do? Just understanding these differences is a good first step. A boy doesn't have to return a girl's strong feelings, but he can try not to hurt her feelings. Likewise, girls can respect that boys might be less interested — or more private — when it comes to mushy stuff. That might mean not calling a boy you like every night, especially if he doesn't seem to like it.
But girls don't need to feel strange just because they have a lot of emotion to express. It can help to talk to friends who understand what you're going through. You also might write down your feelings in a journal. It can feel really good to write it all down.
Who knows? Someday, that boy might come around and call you. Or that girl who embarrassed you with a Valentine might start seeming pretty cute. But it's also OK if that never happens. The two of you might decide just to be friends. These friendships are really special.
Pink Shirt Day, February 24, 2016 * how it started in Canada
Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that describes how Pink Shirt Day began:
"David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]...[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. 'I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,' says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. 'It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,' Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again."
here is the student online bullying reporting tool