Over the past weeks we have struggled with Loghan a bit and one of our biggest struggles is getting him to stop, pause and think and action through before he says or does/actions something, in the process of finding a course of action that is simple and actually works our school principal started using the acronym think with him and it has actually helped a lot, when I can say he is getting worked up or hasn’t thought something through all we have to say is THINK and he takes a breathe/pause and takes the time to decide whether he should say it, which seems like a small step but it’s actually pretty huge and the more we do it or the more times he uses it the less we have found that we need to remind him.
Think stands for:
T- Is it True?
H- Is it Helpful?
I- Is it Important or Inspiring?
N- Is it Necessary?
K- Is it Kind?
If what your child wants to say or bring to your attention does not fit the bill of any of the above then it is not something that needs to be heard I have found this especially helpful because Loghan loves to take on an authoritive role with his peers and tries to interfere or relay information that is neither helpful or necessary at the time or pertinent to the situation.
I think with any age of child it is a great way to teach them and in a way that’s simple and fun, you can also print the acronym as a poster and put it up in view of the household at home or at school as a reminder.