Use these proactive tools to support children's emotional wellness and resiliency. Providing an approach for nurturing emotional development in youngsters between 4 and 19 years, this book and CD-ROM provide an activity and worksheet–packed resource for professionals. Implementation of an emotional literacy initiative within the whole school curriculum or in therapy sessions becomes practical for the facilitator and fun for the participants. This book is ideal for working with young people in a classroom setting, within small groups, or in a therapeutic context. The author provides: Practical activities and resources; Illustrations, stories, and cartoons; Assessment and record-keeping advice

Introduction

Introduction

Within 13 to 19 year age range, expect teenagers to build on what they have previously assimilated, talk about how they feel without blaming others, be aware of emotions in others during conversation, manage conflict in relationships, know the difference between emotion, thought and behaviour, plan goals from short to long-term, for example: From planning what to do this evening, to planning how to launch themselves into the career of their choice. Also expect teenagers to review their progress, for example, by assessing choices made in the past to see if they are working out as planned and if not, to make necessary changes. Further, expect teenagers to delay gratification to achieve their goals, such as, not spend money on music, magazines, clothes or ...

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