While I do not have children, I do believe that as an Aunt I play a very important role. Recently, my sister moved from up North to down here in Florida. This was a big step for her and the kids, but it gave me the opportunity to be more involved. I love them, but kids are tough cookies sometimes! The things they hear, see, and repeat shocks me each time! It is important that others around them aside from teachers and parents are also teaching them positivity.
I remember recently I was so ill, and my sister was taking care of me while my husband worked. It was really the first time I had spent a full two weeks in the house with the kiddos. I was stunned to notice just how much my niece began to mimic me, and I quickly had to change my tune from sick to positive while she was around.
During that time, we ate dinner together as a family which was amazing to be a part of with them. However, I noticed the lack of positivity that my niece was experiencing as she adjusted to a new school and new place. Wow pump the breaks! The next night, I brought out my corporate positivity cards, and we played a game. Even my four year old nephew participated.
The game was a simple dinner time game. Pull a card, read it out loud, and say something positive from your day that it reminds you of to the table. Everyone read a card. Even the littlest one. It was such a success and really worked to show my niece how to speak more positively about your day. She kept the cards!
This was my simple attempt to create positive prompts for different conversation depending on the situation. The printable also help children set goals, speak positively about others, and how to be helpful at school and around the home. Enjoy!
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