Some kids have trouble letting go of something once they get a thought in their brain. Often times it is when something does not go their way. We like to call these sticky thoughts. When we teach kids about a thought, we like to remind them that thoughts are not facts. But sticky thoughts tend to hang around and if we let them, they can increase our negative feelings. We present a few strategies to try to help get
rid of those sticky thoughts. By presenting it as thoughts rather than just trying to tell our students to get over it when they can’t, it is not so “personal”. I find my students/clients are much more open to this, especially my younger ones.