WHAT ADULTS CAN DO
Adults Facilitate the Emotional Development of Children
There are three requirements we feel are essential to helping kids master these skills:
- Learn the basics of the developing brain so you understand what a 3-8 year old brain can do! This information is provided in the lessons.
- Practice the exercises to understand what we are asking kids to do. It's important to understand the patience and grit required to master these skills.
- Do the activities with children daily to wire their brains for success. We are role-modeling!
A daily practice for yourself using the FocusedKids™ exercises is ideal. This wires your brain for more patience and thoughtful responses in difficult situations. It also creates a common language to use with children when teaching. We have provided a guide in the parent and teacher sections to help you do this. Practicing will support you in remaining calm during a stressful situation, an essential step in teaching a child to self-regulate.