The brand new Reframing Your Thoughts Toolkit for teens provides children and young people with a wealth of support equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools to help them to think about and approach things in a way that promotes their confidence, happiness and resilience.
The toolkit help teens to understand and manage their thoughts, big feelings and emotions (e.g. exploring how the brain works and different feelings and emotions such as worry, anxiety, anger, happiness, frustration) and generally view and approach things in life in a helpful and positive way. It also offers a wealth of support for navigating different life situations and scenarios that teenagers might find themselves in during this stage of life (e.g. worrying about the future, exam stress, friendships, consent, body image and self-belief). The toolkit provides a real opportunity for opening up conversations with teens enabling you to gain valuable insights into how they are thinking and feeling about different situations. As parents and carers can play a huge part in influencing how teenagers feel about, view and approach things in life, there’s lots of support for adults in the kit as well exploring how we can help teenagers with learning to embrace an empowering reframing mindset.
Inside you’ll find:
– ‘A Note for the Teens’ A6 cards which set the scene, take a look at how our brain and thoughts work, introduce reframing and growth mindset, and outline how the Rainbow Card Toolkit can be used;
– ‘A Note for the Adults’ A6 cards which provide practical guidance about how adults can help teens to develop a reframing approach to life;
– 29 A6 reframe cards with each providing a reframe and all sorts of practical support and guidance that teens can use to bring each reframe to life (to give you an idea, you can find out more about what one of the cards has to say here); and
– An Additional Support section signposting to lots of extra helpful information.
Reframing can transform the way teenagers (and adults) think about and approach things in life and can provide a fantastic tool for helping to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional health and wellbeing. This Rainbow Card Toolkit offers a great way to get teens started.
As well as being used in the home, this toolkit also works well with 1:1 and group activities in schools and services that provide emotional wellbeing support for children and young people.