Circle of Control
This is a tool for kids but so great for all of us to remember! Alternatively have the child put their name in the smaller (center) circle & things they CAN control in the larger circle, things OUT of their control outside the circle.
Sidewalk or Driveway Chalk Therapy!
Helping your children understand what they can and can’t control using a visual. For this activity you can use chalk, (or markers, crayons, paper, paint… anything you like) Talk about what they can control in others and themselves. You can also write these out on cards or popsicle sticks – Keep them as a reminder of what they can/can’t control, then reviewing alternatives (coping skills practice!).
You can also get more specific, “I can control my fists, but can’t control when my sister takes my toys”. The circles were also a visual to represent so many things around us that we can’t control, but then going over what within ourselves we can control, focusing on specific behaviors and reactions.