Why Teach About Choices Each Person Has Control Over?
Recognizing what is in our control helps young (and older!) people cultivate a strong internal locus of control and sense of self-efficacy, which are important building blocks for self-esteem, compassion towards self and others, having a growth mindset, and creating plans to work towards goals, hopes, and dreams. Plus, when we can identify what really is in our control, we can focus our energy that to create change, as compared to wasting on things that is out of our power.
Ways to Use These "Things I Can Control Poster and Checklist
Use these "Things You Can Control" Poster in your Counseling Office or Classroom to supplement your Social Emotional Learning program. The included checklist is a great way to discuss problem solving and choices.