Michelle Molle-Krowiak, Ed.S., LCSW
"Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."
This is on my family chalkboard to remind me and center me on the important aspects of life that seem to get lost in this busy world. Teaching our children to show kindness will make a difference. Setting the example is the first step. Children thrive in a kind and nurturing world. I share this as reminder for myself and others the impact a small action has on someone.
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Michelle's Play Therapy Tip:
In play therapy, special attention is paid to a child's actions. For parents, "The Rubber Band Method" of discipline helps focus on positive behavior. Each day start with three rubber bands on your right wrist. Catch your child doing a positive behavior and give effective "you" praise (I.e., "you listened really well and came to me on the first call!"). Then, move a rubber band to the left wrist. By the end of the day, the rubber bands should be on your left wrist and more importantly, you contributed to building your child's self-esteem, compassion and resiliency.
"Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ~ Buddha