Children’s behavior has been a lifelong interest of the author. Following her interests, she studied to be a teacher, starting with elementary school children. She also taught junior high and high school, where she taught the same problem-solving sentences to her older students. They were appreciative of the skills of “active listening” and “congruent sending of messages.” She used the program for her students’ abilities to communicate clearly with friends, parents, and teachers for the “no bully effect.”
About the Author
The author has been interested in children’s behavior since beginning working with children in elementary schools and then continued through the middle and high school. One of the scientific ideas she taught her students is that everything is energy. Our moods and feelings are energies that we are “sharing” with all living things wherever we go. Our energies do affect others and, other people’s energies affect us somewhat. So we need to be aware of how we feel. We can decide to protect ourselves every morning when we wake up by ignoring bad moods and by making a ball of energy around ourselves. This story tells how Hana realized she could be in better moods when she could simply take care of her own feelings.$2.99–$11.70
Second graders are taught a vocabulary of feelings, words, and colors. Active listening and congruent sending is the model followed. The main sentence taught is this:
I feel ________ when _______, and I wish to see ___________. Here is the example: I feel hurt when you call me names, and I want you to stop.
About the author:
The author has been interested in children’s behavior since beginning babysitting jobs, then continued through the elementary years as a teacher. Children’s behavior has been a strong interest and following that interest long years of study followed. As she moved up into Jr. High and High school one of her interests was to teach the same problem-solving sentence to the older students. They were appreciative for the skill of Active Listening and Congruent Sending of Messages. She used that program for her students’ ability to communicate clearly with friends, parents and teachers.$2.99–$14.95