Positive Discipline Tool Card: Caring
Positive Discipline Teacher's Tool Cards by Jane Nelsen and Kelly Gfroerer and Positive Discipline Parenting Tool Cards by Jane Nelsen and Adrian Garsia, each offer 52 Positive Discipline tools that are available to help with many teaching and parenting challenges. Caring (Teachers) and Hugs (Parents) are the highlighted tools in this blog post.
After trying out at least one of these tools with the children in your life, please share a story of success or struggle, you've had with it. Thank you! The more you apply the Positive Discipline teaching and parenting tools, the more they will become a part of your own lifestyle. Practice makes better!
2nd grader Doug really missed his classmates. Yes, he got to see them in his online classes, but it wasn't the same. There was no recess and no playtime with them. He complained to his mom about this.
Doug's mom sent an e-mail to the teacher wondering if there was a way Doug could connect with his classmates in a fun way. The teacher then set it up with the classroom parents that she would hold after-school games online once/week, 1/2 hour after school ended. This would allow the children to take a bathroom break, grab a snack, and move around a little in between. The after-school games were a success and helped the children to stay more connected with their classmates.
Teachers are heroes who care!
12-year old Tammy had an emotional meltdown. She didn't want anyone to come near her. Tammy's mom could tell the stress of sheltering-in-place for weeks, not being able to see her friends in person, was getting to her. She knew Tammy needed a hug, but Tammy wasn't in touch with that herself.
Tammy's mother asked Tammy, "Can I have a hug?" Tammy answered, "No", which is the answer Tammy's mother expected to receive. Then she said, "Tammy, I'll be in the other room. I need a hug. Please find me when you're ready."
Five minutes later, Tammy walked into the room where her mother was and gave her a hug. Then Tammy started to cry. A hug was just what she needed to release the pent-up stress of her situation.
Where can you purchase these tool card decks? The card decks are available at www.positivediscipline.com (Select products, then select tool cards) and there are versions available for iPhone and Android in the App stores on the phones.