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1 The Just Me Project Parent Training

2 Introduction The Just Me Project provides children with the tools for resilience, self-management and emotional literacy.The Just Me Project provides children with the tools for resilience, self-management and emotional literacy. The Just Me Project serves children and those who love them who experience trauma, chronic illness, and deprivation.The Just Me Project serves children and those who love them who experience trauma, chronic illness, and deprivation.

3 Working Together The parent/school team partners in order to:The parent/school team partners in order to: –Communicate consistently –Encourage competence –Exemplify cooperation –Participate with coherent goals –Explore social and emotional learning

4 Your Example Children learn how to treat others by how their parents treat themChildren learn how to treat others by how their parents treat them Children learn how to manage their emotions by watching how their parents value emotionsChildren learn how to manage their emotions by watching how their parents value emotions Children learn to focus attention and accomplish tasks by growing in a calm environmentChildren learn to focus attention and accomplish tasks by growing in a calm environment

5 Critical Skills Self-awarenessSelf-awareness Social AwarenessSocial Awareness Self-ManagementSelf-Management Responsible DecisionsResponsible Decisions Relationship skillsRelationship skills Vocabulary of EmotionsVocabulary of Emotions Respect for feelingsRespect for feelings EmpathyEmpathy

6 Communicate Consistently Focus on strengthsFocus on strengths Use specific words for feelingsUse specific words for feelings Ask the child about feelingsAsk the child about feelings Respect the child’s choicesRespect the child’s choices Ask helpful questionsAsk helpful questions Encourage sharing and helpingEncourage sharing and helping Manage your own feelingsManage your own feelings

7 Exercises in Communication Play word games: the first player names a feeling word, the next player finds a word that begins with the last letter of the word chosen by the first player: anger to rage to excitementPlay word games: the first player names a feeling word, the next player finds a word that begins with the last letter of the word chosen by the first player: anger to rage to excitement Mime (portray without words)Mime (portray without words) Make masks, or use puppets, to talk about hard thingsMake masks, or use puppets, to talk about hard things Reminder: all behavior is communication, so ask what is my child trying to say?Reminder: all behavior is communication, so ask what is my child trying to say?

8 Encourage Competence Ask what the child learns each dayAsk what the child learns each day Help your child get involvedHelp your child get involved Listen with full attentionListen with full attention Explore the feeling wordsExplore the feeling words Help the child to do things for themselvesHelp the child to do things for themselves Express your own feelings appropriatelyExpress your own feelings appropriately

9 Exercises in competence Have the child help with everyday tasks— cooking, setting the table, folding laundryHave the child help with everyday tasks— cooking, setting the table, folding laundry Assign the child their own ‘special’ tasks and thank them for their contribution to the familyAssign the child their own ‘special’ tasks and thank them for their contribution to the family Cook simple things togetherCook simple things together Garden together, or give the child their own garden in a pot to care about and observeGarden together, or give the child their own garden in a pot to care about and observe Reminder: praise and encourage the workReminder: praise and encourage the work

10 Exemplify Cooperation Attend school functionsAttend school functions Participate in the communityParticipate in the community Engage your child in positive activitiesEngage your child in positive activities Coach your child in conflict resolution and responsibilityCoach your child in conflict resolution and responsibility Do not react, choose to exploreDo not react, choose to explore

11 Exercises in Cooperation Volunteer with your child to do something in your community, i.e. Beach clean-upVolunteer with your child to do something in your community, i.e. Beach clean-up Take your child with you to church or other social functions and share your pleasureTake your child with you to church or other social functions and share your pleasure Help your child to participate in games and sports for enjoyment, with good sportsmanshipHelp your child to participate in games and sports for enjoyment, with good sportsmanship When disputes occur, help your child to find a resolution without violence or hurtful wordsWhen disputes occur, help your child to find a resolution without violence or hurtful words Reminder: your child watches youReminder: your child watches you

12 Participate Be clear about your goals as a parentBe clear about your goals as a parent Understand the goals of the schoolUnderstand the goals of the school Demonstrate respectDemonstrate respect Develop empathyDevelop empathy Appreciate your own strengthsAppreciate your own strengths Share your giftsShare your gifts

13 Exercises in Participation Do something you truly care about and engage your child in helping you do itDo something you truly care about and engage your child in helping you do it Go with your child to school eventsGo with your child to school events Volunteer to do something for someone else and ask your child to help you do itVolunteer to do something for someone else and ask your child to help you do it Go to the public library and sit with your child in story time, or take out books or videos that you will enjoyGo to the public library and sit with your child in story time, or take out books or videos that you will enjoy Reminder: your actions as you live are what teach your child who you truly areReminder: your actions as you live are what teach your child who you truly are

14 Explore See learning as an adventureSee learning as an adventure Discover your child’s talentsDiscover your child’s talents Encourage discovery and creativityEncourage discovery and creativity Be critical of the media and find non-electronic playBe critical of the media and find non-electronic play Show your child how you learnShow your child how you learn Support each other and ask for help as parentsSupport each other and ask for help as parents

15 Reminders What you say is not as important as what you do, or how you say something—is your tone of voice kind?What you say is not as important as what you do, or how you say something—is your tone of voice kind? Somewhere a child is watching you all the time, and will know the world through what they seeSomewhere a child is watching you all the time, and will know the world through what they see Take time to discover your child, and take time to discover who you areTake time to discover your child, and take time to discover who you are Expect to find JOY!Expect to find JOY!


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