Student Life Skills

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This lesson is NOT about teaching your student to "be first" in line!  That seems to be a natural tendency for kids and they don't need to be taught that :)   This episode actually encourages children to initiate and start in a variety of areas
Getting homework done can be very challenging for many students.  In this episode we discuss how it is, "the start that stops us" and how to overcome that.  Using either a Momentum or Knockout strategy provides your child with a game plan.  Wit
Children often have the misperception that apologizing is an admission of guilt.  They can incorrectly pair feeling "less than" when they apologize and acknowledge mistakes, and they may want to avoid that.  In this lesson we discuss the value
While the big ticket items such as a vacation can bring us some joy and wonderful memories, sustained happiness actually comes from the small stuff in life.  Experiences that are free, daily, and easy to do are what make up most of life.  Child
In this episode we review teaching the life skill of Compassion.   Our children build authentic connections to others when they are compassionate.   Get the Worksheets at or buy the book on For Student Life
In this episode I introduce an acronym that I developed and have used for years in my practice.  When we are faced with a problem we teach our children to first pause (sit) and then try to solve the problem.  If it can't be solved, maybe it can
Change one vowel - Change your life!  Well that may be a bit of an exaggeration!  However, when we teach our children that what seems like an arduous obligation can actually be an opportunity or privilege.   Before the pandemic many children wo
Teaching children the simple and binary life skill that everything we say or do is either Helpful or Hurtful to ourselves, others or the world can have a very positive impact.   Often times, making the complexities of life more simplistic can g
In this episode we focus on teaching our children the value of working hard now for a reward later.  The benefit of delaying gratification can help our children in many areas of their lives. Get the Worksheets at or
In this episode we discuss the value when children can understand and label their emotions.  Then we talk about teaching our children to advocate for themselves.   Get the Worksheets at or buy the book on F
For week #2 we discuss and teach our children to move From Problem to Solution Focus and then What Are My Choices? Get the Worksheets at or buy the book on For Student Life Skills Books on Amazon:  https://
Every week during the pandemic Student Life Skills will offer a short podcast on suggested life skills to teach your children or students.  These skills are: Effective, Efficient to learn and teach, Evidence Based, and Endorsed by Professors fr
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