Having many restrictions upon me regarding the number of people I can reach when promoting new free resources that I create, please be sure to like my Facebook page to ensure that you get notified of the latest workbooks and various self-help tools that is still to come. I am currently working on a workbook focusing on 'Back to School'.
This lockdown is an ideal opportunity to help our children be mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours while homeschooling using these fun educational activities. Not only will these worksheets help with various invaluable aspects (outlined below), for themselves, but it also gives you a great insight into their present wellbeing.
Within various worksheets, I have used the approach of Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mostly promoting one main aspect: Acknowledging any negatives and promoting the positives. All-in-all, these worksheets will help to promote various key aspects surrounding your child's positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Enhancing optimal understanding and development within their emotional, behavioural, social, and cognitive domains.
There are strong links between children's wellbeing and school excellence.
What is the meaning of emotional wellness?
Emotional wellness consists of our ability to self-care, relax, process our thoughts and emotions effectively, and the development of inner strength. It's important for us all to be attentive to both our positive and negative thoughts and feelings, for us to respond within a healthy manner accordingly. By doing just so, will promote an important role within our overall wellness.
By enabling a good balance of wellness from a young age, encourages and promotes an ability to hold a healthy sense of self-esteem, of which, first begins to rise between the ages of 4 and 11. This age range varies rather widely due to being dependant upon the child's environment and surroundings settings - social and cognitive, where being able to gain a sense of independence.
Why is wellbeing important?
Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of us all, enabling our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to successfully overcome our difficulties and to achieve all the things we would want out of our life. As you may be aware, our past experiences, relationships, attitudes etc, all can have an enormous impact upon our wellbeing, both physically and mentally. As our wellbeing has a great deal concerning our quality of life, wouldn't it be wonderful to help your child to understand these basic concepts needed now, rather than later?
How do you promote emotional well being?
There are many ways to help a child develop and/or enhance good emotional wellbeing. Just some of the key aspects that my worksheets include to promote this are:
Be aware of your emotions and reactions in response.
Express your feelings within a safe and appropriate setting
Think before you act.
Connect with others.
Find purpose and meaning.
Enhance/develop a broadened emotional vocabulary.
Enhance/develop a wider use of language and communication skills
Identify/strengthen own self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-identity, self-awareness.
Enhance/develop the courage to express personal thoughts, feelings, reasons for behaviours.
Identify strengths and weaknesses.
Introduce/develop/enhance essential positive concepts/traits of life.
Empathy - think of others, and/or the possible outcomes.
Positive mental attitude (PMA).
Promoting the ability to offload/share troubling thoughts and emotions.
Create strategies to respond to future experiences/situations within a healthier approach.
Stimulate social and personal development.
Utilise divergent thinking
Identify the fact that it can be a lot of fun to learn all these unknown factors of own-self, both the good and bad.
Promote; Enthusiasm, innovative, imagination, emotional regulation, resilience.
... And so much more.
These workbooks consist of the following, initial, 20 worksheets:
Words that best describe me.
5 things that I am good at.
I can do hard things.
I can help.
Have courage and be kind.
I believe in my superpowers.
How many emotions can you draw?
Identifying an emotional vocabulary.
Linking experiences to emotions.
Game - Roll and tell.
Sharing your feelings.
Be kind and make someone smile.
Take 5 - coping skills.
Coping with your worries.
Understanding how my feelings affect me.
Analyse what Have I learnt?
I hope you and your children enjoy. I would love to hear any feedback.