How could you use your strengths to improve this situation or solve this problem?
Have another collaborative brainstorm where you come up with as many ideas as you can.
When I’ve used this process with my daughter, we’ve made it a game and we take turns to come up with ideas.
Write down options and ideas alongside the appropriate and associated strengths.
Here are some examples:
“I can speak up when they’re not being nice to me. I can tell them I don’t think that’s what a friend would say and find someone else to play with.” Courage / Communication
“I could write them a letter explaining how I feel.” Creative / Communication
“I can ignore them and play with someone else. I don’t need to be horrible back”. Caring / thoughtful
“I can talk to my teacher and ask for help.” Courage / Communication
“I could try playing with someone new – I could suggest a new game...” Curiosity, Courage, Enthusiasm
Come up with as many ideas as you both can. Of course, this can include you helping too such as speaking to a teacher.
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