The following pdf's are for you to use for understanding and teaching your children how to overcome adversity. We all face ups and downs in life, it is what we do during the downtime that determines if we are going to be successful or fail. The following guides are simply there to hopefully answer questions that maybe you have, helping you each deal with frustrations, and helping your children and our students, overcome the obstacles they face. We are all in this together: parents, teachers, administration, counselors, and students are all integrally important to creating not only successful students but successful sons and daughters along the way. The student must choose success.
DOING THE RIGHT THING
First, let's talk about the 4R's of PBIS here at COLLINS MIDDLE and here is what we have been focusing on for our students, staff, and faculty, presented to you with a brief description.
RAISING RESILIENT KIDS
Second, resilience, this is so important and we owe it to our students and children to help them bounce back from adversity and developing that will to survive and thrive. This document has 10 tips to help you work at developing grit and tenacity in your children. Basically, we can't do everything for them, we have to give them room to fail, opportunities to succeed, and praise and unconditional love along the way. THEY MATTER and so do you: the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and guardians.
COPING WITH EMOTIONS:
Understanding emotions and recognizing our feelings are vitally important to be our best self. Understanding and recognition help you to learn to respond rather than react.
WISE CHOICES FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING
Things we can do or live by that will help us choose to do the right things in life.