Sunday, March 26, 2017
- I think you're beautiful because ...
- You make me happy when ...
- My hope for you is ...
- I love you because ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
I laminated each behavior for Assertive, Aggressive, Passive, and Passive-Aggressive. I then took some angry bird graphics to represent each style. The clients then place the appropriate behaviors under the correct bird.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Here is an alternative to the usual sandtray. A small dish with a cover and dried beans makes a way for clients to do sandtray at s desk in school or at home.
Pros: Small, portable, colorful, lightweight, easy to clean, easy to store
Cons: Could become messy with water, some sensitive children find it smelly, the colors soon mix together
Another way to fill this tray is with small rocks or beads to avoid smell.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
One day a squirrel came to the water. He asked why Otter was crying. When Otter told him, Squirrel was sad, too.
Then Squirrel told Otter how he was sad when his brother died. He showed Otter a special box that he made to keep his brother's favorite acorns in, so he'd always be close. Squirrel and Otter thought about Wolf and what might help Otter remember him.
They made a dream catcher to keep all the positive memories from floating away and hung it in a tree. It helped Otter feel better. Whenever he felt sad, he would look up and see the dream catcher and remember the fun he had with Wolf. Sometimes he talked to Squirrel, too. They became friends and Otter began to play again.
Although Wolf was gone and things would never be the same, Otter learned that Wolf would always be in his heart.