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Build a positive school climate and culture…one feeling at a time! The Kimochis® Feelings are a powerful tool for principals, teachers, school counselors, speech language pathologists, therapists, school psychologists and all school staff members.
Feelings fuel behavior, and all behaviors are communication. This downloadable PDF gives educators the tools to use the Kimochis® Feelings to:
• Build emotional vocabulary and social-emotional fluency
• Guide individual children through emotional moments
• Use a Restorative Practices model to guide two or more children through conflicts
• Add fun, team-building activites to staff meetings
• Give students fun, communication-oriented brain breaks
• Introduce social and emotional learning in a quick and easy way
Use thisFREE downloadable with the Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings or individual Mixed Feelings Packs. Learn more at www.shop.kimochis.com
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CONNECT with your kids by recognizing feelings and learning to anticipate situations that can trigger emotional - or Ki-motional- reactions.
COMMUNICATE using a calm tone of voice and relaxed body language to help your child know what to say and do when feelings arise.
CREATE a comfortable environment for Ki-motional conversation and play.
PRACTICE communicating feelings with your family and friends. Help children catch themselves during emotional moments by giving a secret “try that again” signal such as a knowing look, head nod, wink, or gentle “uh-oh” sound.
Our natural brain and body reactions can be one major challenge to using the Keys to Kimochis® Communication during emotional moments. “Our bodies all have a general alarm mechanism. This mechanism is used to mobilize your body so that it can effectively cope with emergency situations. According to Dr. John Gottman, it is called Diffuse Physiological Arousal (DPA for short). In situations that are perceived as “dangerous” or “threatening”, DPA turns off the part of your brain that are logical and rational and triggers your “fight” or “flight” mechanism. In this state, we only hear and see signals of danger, nothing else. It’s harder to problem-solve or think logically and we are more likely to attack or be verbally defensive. Empathy and creativity fly out the window, along with our positive communication skills.
When you feel yourself beginning to lose control, Take a Kimochis Moment (TKM) to cool down and regain your composure. You and your kids will thank you for it.
Have a HAPPY and safe Kimochis Halloween!
No one is born with hatred or intolerance. Let’s acknowledge the humanity in others. Be kind, say “hello”. It’s the Kimochis Way.
A BIG KIMOCHIS thank you to Girls Sport Works for allowing us to repost this blog.
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Are you looking for Halloween Costume Ideas? Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Sometimes it’s a little SCARY but mostly it is so much FUN. We love to dress up and spend time with our friends. We even like to dress up as our favorites Kimochis characters.
Baby Ainslie just LOVES Bug, so much in fact, that she dressed up as Bug a couple of years ago.
Which Kimochis character would you dress up as?