Mt. Pleasant Elementary
579 South 400 East
Mount Pleasant, UT 84647
Home of the Bears!
Mt. Pleasant Elementary is a wonderful school with great students, teachers, and staff.
- Principal Orton
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Video link to help parents manage their children's iPad screen time: https://youtu.be/DtwwXXiSZ6E
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Caring relationships are vital for kids. The relationships we develop with our children will profoundly affect them in all aspects of their life, for the rest of their life. Here are a few tips….
- Give attention and affection with lots of smiles and hugs. Make happy eye contact as often as possible. This makes your child feel secure, loved and accepted.
- Give your energy to the positive. So often we give our energy to the negative, reinforcing what we’d like to see reduced. Instead notice the good and point it out to your child, be specific. “I noticed you got ready to go without me reminding you."
- Play with your kids. Playing together builds healthy connections in a fun way. It also lets you get to know them better. Playing together also develops them physically, builds imagination, and helps them with social skills.
- Comfort your child. When kids are feeling different emotions like hurt, fear, sadness or anger, being comforted helps them feel supported and cared about . They will build a closer bond to you and learn healthy ways to comfort themselves and others as they get older.
- Listen. Hear what your child is saying when they share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. This lets them know that you think they are important.
- Show empathy towards your child. Don’t confuse empathy with sympathy. Sympathy is simply feeling sorry for them. Empathy is putting yourself in their shoes. It doesn’t mean you always have to agree with them, it just means that you are letting them know you understand how they feel. When kids feel understood, it is easier for them to understand others. Empathy is the foundation for all caring relationships.
- Help your child identify their emotions (glad, sad, mad, frightened…) and then help them learn to express them in healthy ways. When your child is feeling different emotions, point out that other people feel that way sometimes too.
- Reduce screen time. There is a lot of research on the effects of too much screen time. Choose things that build your relationship like reading, visiting, or going to the park.
Tell your children stories about people who show compassion, kindness and understanding for others. If the stories are about things that have happened in your own personal life - that is even better.