With five children, there’s always someone deep in their feelings. Sometimes it depends on age and brain development, sometimes good ol’ sleep deprivation, but sometimes it’s just a personality trait! One of our kiddos has been feeling big feelings lately and I can’t always be present or dialed in to help her move through these feelings.
From time to time I share things about our family here. Particularly things that I feel could be helpful or educational. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about our 9 year-old. I asked his permission before writing this and ran it by my ultimate radar: how will he feel about it when he’s 17. And every way I looked at it, I wanted to share our story.
As some of you may know, I taught 1st grade for 5 years and then worked as a K-8 guidance counselor for another 5 years. My favorite type of lesson plan was one that revolved around a picture book. I would say all of these ideas would be appropriate for an elementary schooler and some could even be adapted for a preschooler with some adult support!