Impulse control/Sibling Rivalry

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Impulse control/Sibling Rivalry

– We all have impulses to do or say things that are not always in our best interest, or which are not helpful to others
– we do not stop these impulses, but we can be resilient & control how we respond
– impulse control can be learnt
– what are impulses?
– impulses make us want to do or say things
– what is impulse control?
– ability to control your behaviour

– STOP/THINK/DO method – traffic lights – Impulse Strategy Card
1. STOP
– don’t act on every impulse that does not serve you well
2. THINK
– I need to delay my response
3. BREATHE
– 3 Responses (think of three responses before you say anything)
4. Respond

Scenarios:
– at lunchtime you line up at the canteen & someone pushes in front of you
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– the person next to you keeps tapping the desk
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– the person talking to you has a different opinion to you
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– you are online & you notice someone you thought was a friend has unfriended you
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– children are changing the rules in the playground
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– DESIGN YOUR OWN
Response 1:
Response 2:
Response 3:

– Also, it’s not uncommon to fight with your siblings
– in fact it’s a normal part of growing up
– it’s good to know why you are fighting
– it’s good to know different things you can do to ease the tension
– apply the STOP/THINK/DO METHOD above so you can keep your cool

Source: http://au.professionals.reachout.com/impulse-control

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One thought on “Impulse control/Sibling Rivalry

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    May 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM

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