myHappymind - Relate & Engage - what our children think
If you learn to relate, you are being even kinder to people so if they’re upset, you can understand and help
When you relate it can help because if you’re talking to a person it help’s them understand better about themselves and you understand better about them too.
I show love and kindness. If you give kindness to others, they’ll be your friend and if you show love you can share appreciation and gratitude to them, by giving your attention with love and care you make your friendship stronger
It’s important to use character strengths in friendship – if you use teamwork in friendship then you’ll become closer.
If you have similar character strengths you’re more likely be friends. But if you like comedy and someone else likes creativity, then you could create something funny together- some different character strengths work well together too you see.’ (Andre Y5)
‘Active listening means to look at who is speaking and take in what they say, and then you can ask questions if you’re unsure of what they’re saying or what they are meaning.’ (Naomi Y6)
To stop, think and check what things look like from other people’s point of view. You can stop if you get in an argument and see things through their eyes because things might look different to them.
I have learnt that the stop and think really helps because you can stop before an argument if something is going on and consider things from other person’s point of view and not make it worse and start to get rude with each other.
‘Engage taught me that when you think that someone’s got a problem and you don’t think it’s that bad, when you look through their eyes, it might mean much more to them than you realised.’ (Andre Y5)
Because they help you know what you can and can’t achieve, if you set a goal and you can’t reach it then you might start by setting a smaller goal and then a slightly bigger goal and then a slightly bigger one and a slightly bigger one – small goals help you get to your big one.
If you’re trying to get to a goal and you can’t do it yet, it means you’re still trying and taking steps of smaller goals to build up until you can achieve your goal.’ (Naomi Y6)
‘Because with perseverance, you’re not giving up no matter how many people tell you can’t do it, you know in your head that you can do it by yourself – if you give up you won’t learn and won’t get to your goal.’ (Andre Y5)
To have at least one golden ticket, even though I haven’t had one yet this year, I’m going to set it again for year 5.’ (Millie Y4)
‘I aimed to get good SATs results and I did and I’m proud of them.’ (Naomi Y6) ACTUALLY NAOMI'S SCORES WERE AMAZING!
‘To get a pen licence – I keep aiming for this.’ (Jaycie Y5)
‘I’m trying to win a trophy with my rugby team.’ (Andre Y5)
I really enjoy them because I really like to learn different things about the brain that we didn’t know already’ (Andre Y5)
‘Yes, because when I first started mHm I had no clue what it was and now that we’re almost at the end of it, I know all the characters and what we’ve done in the different modules.’ (Millie Y4)
‘I like mHm because it brings back really good memories about your brain and you get to learn different character strengths – I have love and kindness.’ (Casey Y4)
‘I’ve enjoyed mHm because I’ve learnt what actually goes on in your head and why you think certain things.’ (Naomi Y6)