Do you ever get butterflies? You know that feeling in your tummy…when your nerves are getting the best of you? Some people call that ‘anxiety’, but you know what…we call those butterflies and we all experience them from time to time. It’s important to know that butterflies are a part of being human, which is such a bummer because they’re soooo uncomfortable. So, that’s why I’m going to teach you a few ways that you can tame those unruly critters so you can feel a little more in control of how you’re feeling. And, since we’re all about friendship here at URSTRONG, it’s definitely easier to face our Friendship Fires when those butterflies have chilled out.
Grown-ups, it’s all about using kids’ language for kids’ problems so ditch the term ‘anxiety’ and let’s focus on butterflies. The good news is, there’s lots we can do to help that little person feel a bit more in control of this uncomfortable feeling. Let’s get started naming and taming them…here we go…
A key philosophy embedded in our program is the importance of using kids’ language for kids’ problems. Rather than talking about words like “anxiety” or “stress”, we use the word “butterflies” – a friendlier term that kids can connect with. This session helps students take control of butterflies they feel inside so they feel more in control of their emotions.