Anytime - Anywhere SEL Activities

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    COOPERATION
    Cooperation is key for any household. Feeling that we each contribute to our family is also important.
    Have you ever wondered what chores or jobs your kids could complete? Need help with family chores?
    Check out the positive parenting solutions below!

    PARENT CORNER 
    Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive from Child Mind Institute
    When a child is struggling, the whole family is affected. At the Child Mind Institute we want to help you make good decisions for your kids and navigate the challenges of parenting. We explore the concerns and challenges we hear about most from parents and provide expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way. And if you have a child who needs support, we offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.

    Knowing what makes kids act out is the first step to finding solutions.
    Common Causes of Behavior and Effective Ways to Manage It
    https://childmind.org/article/common-causes-of-behavior-problems-in-kids/


    10 things to do together when you have 10 minutes
     

    Mindful Activities for Families
    Mindful.org – Free guided activities
    Calm App – Free calming sounds, guided breathing activities
    Yoga Ed – offers a YouTube channel.  Yoga is organized for younger students to teens and adults. 
    There are short exercises to longer sessions. 

    Mindful Practices for Parents and Families

    This week, if you find yourself feeling disconnected, ungrounded or overwhelmed, try integrating one or all of the following practices into your routine: 

    1. Welcome more consciousness to your commute. Our commutes, whatever they may be, can be a prime time for disconnection and autopilot to sneak its way into our brains and our bodies. Many of us have experienced driving through our usual haunts and arriving at our destinations with no idea how we got there. Teleportation, maybe? This “red light” practice by Elisha Goldstein can help us to stay present and connected with ourselves, even in the midst of the same old drives.

    2. Move your body, with gentleness and joy. During the winter months, it can be especially challenging to find the motivation to do much more than puddle on the couch with some Netflix. Fortunately Cara Bradley is here to remind us that an active lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean some intense hill sprints, or heading to the gym every day after work. By following these eight tips for channeling our energy into gentle physical activities we enjoy, you can feel happier, healthier, and feel more grounded in your own skin. 

    3. Settle your body and rest deeply. It can be tempting to let our ticker-tape minds run free when our head hits the pillow at the end of the day. But reviewing the day can wait: Instead, commit to taking a few minutes for yourself and your sleep with this science-backed, insomnia-fighting guided practice from Diana Winston.

     

     

    Mindfulness Each Day

    Insight Timer – this app is free and has been updated with mindful checks. 
    your family can use this together for a moment of calm each day!

     

    fitMarathon Health Choices

    fitMarathon Health Choices
    fitMarathon Health Choices

     

    SEL Practices: Ideas For Your Home
    SEL Practices for Home

     

    Five Finger Breathing

    Five Finger Breathing Technique

     

    SUICIDE PREVENTION 

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt to. It is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-29 year old's globally but is preventable with timely interventions. Please use the helpful links below and never be afraid to speak to someone.

    FOR PARENTS

    What parents need to know about suicide.
    Kevin Hines’ story and links to mental health videos
    Risk Factors
    How to help someone – linked to AFSP

     

     

    Think First & Stay Safe

    created by Child Lures Prevention

     

    The School City of Hobart continues to educate our students how to remain safe and ask for help whenever needed. This is especially true to prevent child abuse and child sexual abuse. Senate Bill 355 requires schools to provide students every year, education for the prevention of child abuse and child sexual abuse. A presenter from Fair Haven will present to the k-5 students the Think First & Stay Safe program. The Think First & Stay Safe program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education.

    This program will presents the 7 Cornerstone Lesson Concepts, in an age-appropriate manner:
    (1) Using Our Computer Brains
    (2) People are Like the Weather & Trusted Adults
    (3) Child Luring: Treat it Like a Fire Drill
    (4) Laws Protect & My Body Belongs to Me
    (5) Secrets & Listening to Our Instincts
    (6) Kindness of People
    (7) Dignity: Safe & Healthy Boundaries.

    There are different presentation times for each school. Parent letters will be sent home 3 weeks prior to the presentation. There are training modules that parents can use that coordinate with students lessons. These can be found at https://childluresprevention.com/parent-training-modules.
    The password is 4par3nts .

    Should you have any questions, contact the principal or school counselor at your student’s building.