Ever had someone call you a mean name or do something intentionally to hurt you? At URSTRONG, we call that “Mean-on-Purpose”.
When someone is Mean–on-Purpose to us, it’s hard to know what to say or do. Sometimes we’re so caught off guard that we don’t say anything at all. We freeze or run away. Our hearts start to race. Our face gets red and our hands start to shake. There are even times our ‘gut instinct’ might be to say or do something that would get us in trouble!
In those Mean-on-Purpose moments, we teach kids to say a Quick Comeback (a short statement that let’s the person know it’s not okay), then immediately walk away. But, it can be hard to recall our Quick Comeback in the heat of the moment. It is really, super-dooper important that our Quick Comebacks are locked in and memorized…so, when someone calls us a “Dumb-Loser-Stupid Face”, we know EXACTLY what to say and do. And, we can say our Quick Comeback confidently, using a strong, sharp, ninja voice. #FriendshipNinja
This lesson is designed to give students an opportunity to practice using their Quick Comeback in a fun and non-threatening, game-based setting.