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 the eight to twelve year age range, expect children to build on what they have already assimilated as follows: wait for what they want relatively easily for example, turn-take; have the capacity to plan short-term goals, for example, learn a poem by heart to recite in class. They can also be expected to plan longer-term goals, such as revising for an examination and begin to discern whether to do something immediately or not, for example, watch a programme on television now or later. They should be able to understand that one problem can have different solutions, depending on one's perspective. At this stage of development, children can also be expected to ask for help, know and think about their emotions, deal with the ...

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