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Bounce Back! - Year 6

'BOUNCE BACK!' by Toni Noble & Helen McGrath

The focus for Year 6 will be developing student resilience by developing strategies for coping and bouncing back. The Year 6 lessons will focus on:

  • Life has some ups and downs but you can bounce back
  • 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 positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.
  • Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks sometimes, not just you.  They are a normal part of life. Try not to personalise them.
  • Blame fairly.  How much of what happened was due to you, to others and to bad luck or circumstances?
  • Responsibility Pie Chart
  • 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.
  • How serious is this worry?
  • Keep things in perspective.  It's only part of your life.
  • Turn ‘musts' into ‘preferences.'
  • Avoid I-can't-stand-it-itis