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Bounce Back! - Year 4

BOUNCE BACK! by Toni Noble & Helen McGrath

The focus for Year 4 will be developing student resilience by developing strategies for coping and bouncing back. The Year 4 lessons will focus on:

  • People can bounce back, just as elastic things such as balls bounce back.
  • Life has ups and downs but you can bounce back
  • Bouncing back from injury or being ill
  • Animals and plants can bounce back too
  • Everybody experiences many changes in their lives.
  • Bad times don't last.  Things always get better.  Stay optimistic.
  • Other people can help if you talk to them.  Get a reality check.
  • Unhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset.  Think again.
  • Nobody is perfect – not you and not others.
  • Concentrate on the good and funny bits in a not-so-good situations
  • Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks sometimes, not just you.  Try not to personalise them. They are a normal part of life.
  • Blame fairly.  How much of what happened was due to you, to others and to bad luck or circumstances.
  • Accept what can't be changed (but try to change what you can first).
  • Catastrophising exaggerates your worries.  Don't believe the worst possible picture.
  • Keep things in perspective.  It's only part of your life.