You can discuss with children times when they may most need their “inner coach”, for example if they are worried about a test or trying something that is new. Then have them practice words they can say that will help them. Remember, thoughts and feelings are connected. If you use your “inner coach” to say “I can do it,” it will change how you feel.
Try these out for size:
I can do it!
It’s hard, but I can keep trying!
I don’t know it….YET!
I’ll try a different strategy...
Mistakes help me to learn.
I’m going to train my brain.
We encourage you to ask your child what the November "Tool of the Month" is and try it at home!