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Although, I’m a strong leader, I can be too bossy. And when I get CRANKY, I tend to take it out on my friends. The good news is I am learning how to redo hurtful moments. 🙂
If you know a child who’s a bit like me, here are some helpful Tools from the Kimochis® Educator’s Tool Kit: Early Childhood Edition to help with redoing hurtful moments.
Bossy Talk: Oops, That Came out Wrong (Pg. 205)
Taking it Out on Others When Upset: Don’t take it out on me (Pgs. 206-207)
Asking to be Alone: Leave Me Alone (Pg. 204)
Resisting Pressure to Exclude: No Matter What You Say or Do, I Include (Pgs. 164-165)
Responding to Mean Looks: Mean Looks (Pg. 34)
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In Cat’s Not-So-Perfect Sandcastle, Cat is determined to build the perfect sandcastle. When her friends come to help, Cat gets frustrated that things aren’t turning out just right. Cat shouts, “I want to do it my way!” After Cat finishes her masterpiece, the waves crash, and she realizes that it’s not just her precious castle that she’s lost. With Lovey Dove’s encouraging advice, Cat decides that having fun and paying attention to her friends’ feelings is more important then getting her sandcastle just right.