How to Awaken Joy in Kids

posted Nov 10, 2016, 5:22 AM by Kayla BISHOP   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 1:55 AM ]
Dear ISD Parents, 

Many times, the counselors come across articles or have articles shared with us that we love and get us thinking about our students and families at ISD. We will begin sharing these sources with you through Counselor's Corner on the Jag Journal. Many of the articles have to do with themes we are discussing with your students through the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program at ISD. These common themes are taught across grade levels and can be easily transferred into conversations at home. This week's article is about awakening joy in kids through gratitude and building resilience. 

Two weeks ago, I led a high school advisory lesson with grade 12 students. I started the lesson by asking the students to take a moment for gratitude and share something they were grateful for today. The majority of the students in this advisory class shared that they were grateful for their parents. Many of those students elaborated by saying they were specifically grateful for the opportunities their parents had provided and the support they are given. So, thank you parents for all you do for your children. They may not often tell you, but they are certainly willing to tell others. 

I do hope you enjoy this weeks article, How to Awaken Joy in Kids by James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna. 


ISD Counseling Team