Teaching children how to react effectively in emotionally charged situations.
Helps children identify, understand, express and control emotions.
This System Helps Children Learn to:
Avoid anger, melt downs or sadness when faced with disappointment
Stop ruminating over past bad feelings and experiences
Accept “No” without protest
Work through problems without externalizing blame
Become flexible when faced with change
Negotiate a compromise when possible
Become increasingly optimistic and grateful
The File Factor Emotional Empowerment System is a wall pocket filing system that provides a structure to improve self-control. By breaking down complex negative emotions into understandable concepts, children learn to analyze situations from different perspectives and change unproductive thought patterns to effectively resolve conflict. This cognitive reappraisal process modifies the emotional impact of events by changing children’s assessments of these events.
The hands-on system uses a categorization process for children to express, and ‘file away’ negative emotions triggered by disappointment. It also lets children highlight and share the positive events in their day. The ability to put their disappointment into words is critical in order to start the problem solving process.
The system can be used to address individualized social, emotional and behavioral goals, or as a class-wide learning or behavior management tool.
1 Hanging Pocket Filing System
11 Category Game Cards
45 Game Filing Cards
50 File It Cards
50 Share It Cards
In-depth, Direct instruction, Downloadable Lessons in:
Understanding and Expressing Emotion
Techniques to Stay Calm to Problem solve
How Our Thoughts Affect Our Emotions
How Our Actions Affect Our Emotions
Bouncing Back From Disappointment
Creating an Attitude of Gratitude
A folder for holding loose papers that are typically arranged in a particular order for easy reference
A relevant element when making a calculation or decision
Having to do with emotion or the emotions
Having the information, resources, and authority to make meaningful choices
A set of facts, principles, rues, etc. classified or arranged in a regular, orderly form, so as to show a logical plan linking the various parts