Today we bring you the details about another unique effort to teach your children/grandchildren about emotions. Yes…parents and grandparents don’t know how to teach their young people about emotions so a software company is going to it for you. They are so eager to get it used their going to give it away to teachers to use in the classroom so you’ll be comfortable buying it. Please read on and share…
The website (so you can go see for yourself and watch some videos) is: https://www.emotionalabcs.com/
Let’s walk through the pieces and pitch and cost…
The ability to self-soothe and work through emotions is essential for school readiness. It is the foundation for social & academic success.
Frustration & Acting Out
Children become frustrated when they can’t recognize their emotions or when they lack an emotional vocabulary to express themselves.
Children need simple tools in order to slow themselves down and identify what they are feeling before they take action.
Cost: 1 child: $9.95/month OR 2-4 children $14.95 (Family Plan)
For Teachers they….
What We Teach: Self-Awareness; Social Awareness; Self-Management & Responsible Decision Making
How it Works
- Emotional ABCs Workshops are designed for teacher-led classroom instruction. Your free single user account gives you access to all resources needed to present the Workshops.
- All Workshops include a Warm-Up, Mini-Lesson, Activity, Share-Out, and a Self-Reflection, and each can be taught as a ‘stand-alone’ lesson to target specific skills.
- Instructors can teach directly from online Workshops or printable PDFs.
- Related Common Core Standards are listed for each Workshop.
- Emotional ABCs Classroom uses a common emotional language throughout the curriculum which can be readily adopted school-wide with minimal teacher training.
Their focus appears to be on K-3. Here’s a link to the curriculum: https://www.emotionalabcs.com/classroom/teacher-guide/#section-curriculum
Summary thoughts: You may want to take some time to look at the materials so that when (not IF) it comes to a school near you it doesn’t catch you off guard. If you support the system and approach that’s fine. From our end it’s another in the long list of attempts to take over the education and functions of raising children from parents. What say you?