I’m in Charge of Me!

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
~Anne Frank

Empowering students to be accountable includes teaching them how to positively manage their feelings and behavior. In order to optimize education our first-best efforts will be in our own example of being responsible for how we act, no matter how we feel. Then we can help our children to gain these essential life-skills for themselves. For some of us, this may be the most challenging part of our work with our children. It will take consistent daily action, loving patience, and thoughtful attention, but will be well worth our effort over time. These growing-up lessons are at the heart of our parenting.

In our CGA Leadership program, one of our Guideposts teaches:
“Own it! I am responsible for how I act, no matter how I feel.”
Student accountability is also a key part of our school mission statement:
“We are an environmentally responsible and multi-sensory learning center that empowers students to be accountable for their education journey.”

We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we can help each other find the ideas and practices that can guide our children to navigate and live well as resilient, self-regulating, respectful, confident, and able individuals (no matter the circumstance, change, or challenge)

 Here are some helpful resources:
         Parenting with Love and Logic.pdf
         Nicholeen Peck: https://teachingselfgovernment.com/
        Books::Teaching-Parenting Book Suggestions.pdf See those under the heading:
         Personal Accountability and Responsibility for Students
         How to Help Children Calm Down
Positive Reinforcement Parenting.pdf
10 FUN Self Control Games to Practice Self Regulation Skills (No Equipment Needed)
Self-Regulation Skills Guaranteed to Help Kids in the Classroom
30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation
10 Activities to Help Students Explore Emotions
Extreme Behavior Helps_ ADHD, Autism, ODD, Anxiety, Depression.pdf

Empower your child!

You G.O.A.T. this!

~Kim Goates

  Executive Director