Do you have students who believe every tiny bump in the road is a major disaster, who can’t think of more than one solution to a problem, or who have huge upset reactions whether they have a hangnail or a death in the family?
Yeah, me too. Quite a few, in fact.
Some kids need specific instruction to learn that problems come in different sizes, that there are often a number of ways to manage them, and that the size of the reaction should be proportionate to the size of the problem. I’ve been using this set of task cards to teach and reinforce concepts and to measure progress.
-36 Problem cards*
-18 Reaction cards (positive and negative)
-36 Solution cards
-6 picture scenario cards
-6 blanks to make your own cards
-Instructions for 7 individual and small group activities on identifying the size of the problem, expected vs. unexpected reactions, reading visual cues, and generating multiple solutions to a problem before choosing the best one
*If you already have my Emotional Regulation task cards, no worries---these are all different problems and are also written in the second person instead of the third.
As always, I invite you to visit my website, www.schoolcounselingfiles.com, for lots of free counseling resources and activities!
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