Mrs. Sarnow - HNR District School Counselor
Helping kiddos help themselves
Social/Emotional learning is HARD WORK! Learning how to regulate your own emotions... IN the moment, takes practice. AND patience:) This is necessary in order to build better relationships with our friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and most importantly, with ourselves!
One of the things we have been working hard to instill in the students here at HNR is advocating for yourself. What do YOU need from a friend, a teacher, or a parent? Using "I" messages is a great way to let others know how you feel and what you need to be different. An example of this might be:
I feel mad
when you take my things without asking
Because sometimes you don't give things back.
I need you to give back my stuff when you say you will.
EXPLAINING your feelings rather than BLAMING the other person makes everyone feel heard.
A strategy that can be helpful in ending the complaining cycle, is to focus on the GOOD! Below is a short video on how, and WHY, it is important to notice these things:)