Does your child have a low opinion of themselves?
Are they afraid to go to school because someone is picking on them or they feel like nobody likes them?
Have you Recently moved or gone through a divorce ?
We at hiccups help kids ages 6-13 navigate through life's challenges by teaching them life skills that empower them. Priceless skills that they implement through Life's ups and downs resulting in happy, successful adults.
Our most requested package is the:
SELF-ESTEEM COACHING PACKAGE
How kids feel about themselves is one of the biggest influences on both their happiness and on what they create in their lives. Positive self-esteem isn’t something kids either have or don’t have - feeling good about themselves, even when things aren’t going their way, is a skill that they can develop. With our self esteem coaching package I will show them how.
Lesson 1- What is self esteem?- Kids often don’t understand the concept of self-esteem or why it’s essential. In lesson one, we will read together original, inspiring stories about self-esteem and will follow with discussion and role-playing with puppets. This experience helps kids know that they are in charge of their self-esteem.
• Each session includes a fun Homework assignment to support our session.
Lesson 2 - How Your Mind Shapes Your World!
• Review key lessons from Lesson 1
• How kids feel about themselves is shaped by what kids believe about themselves both on the conscious level and on the subconscious level. When kids learn how to uncover negative beliefs and then shift them to supportive ones, they become empowered to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves. In this lesson, we will help kids understand how their mind shapes their world and what they can do to develop their brain.
• Fun Homework assignment to support our session
Lesson 3 – Honoring Your Uniqueness
• Review key lessons from Lesson 2
• Kids often live in a world of comparisons.
Judgments with a feeling of “less than” or"better than "other kids leads to self-criticism. Self-Doubt as kids sees everyone else as “better than” they are. This comparison destroys self-esteem as kids fail to see their uniqueness, gifts, and talents.In lesson three we help kids understand the danger of comparisons and discover what is great about themselves.
• Fun Homework Assignment to support our session
Lesson 4 – Neural Pathways
• Review key lessons from Lesson 3
• Children’s thoughts about themselves create the way they experience themselves. Every time they think about themselves – either in the positive or in the negative – neural pathways are formed which establish their beliefs about themselves. People can tell kids that they are great, but if they don’t believe it deep down,then it doesn’t matter. I will help kids understand that what they say to themselves is more important than what anyone else says to them. In this lesson, kids learn how to use the power of positive self-talk to create positive beliefs about themselves and to create healthy self-esteem.
• Fun Homework Assignment to support our session
Lesson 5 – Power Shifting
• Review key lessons from Lesson 4
When things don’t go their way, kids often get down on themselves. A powerful skill for kids to learn is how to separate both events and their results from “who they are.” We call this power shifting (often referred to as re-framing). In this ln, we help kids understand how to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves.
• Fun Homework Assignment to support each session
For pricing please go to top of the menu to Price packages for Hiccups Kid coaching!
Welcome to hiccups kid coaching were we teach kids ages 6-13 Important life skills by using Puppet Role playing, Original Stories and Crafts!
Traits of a child who will benefit from Hiccups life coaching!
Your child avoids a task or challenge without even trying. This often signals a fear of failure or a sense of helplessness.
He quits soon after beginning a game or a task, giving up at the first sign of frustration.
He cheats or lies when he believes he's going to lose a game or do poorly.
He shows signs of regression, acting babylike or very silly. These types of behavior invite teasing and name-calling from other youngsters, thus adding insult to injury.
He becomes controlling, bossy, or inflexible as ways of hiding feelings of inadequacy, frustration, or powerlessness.
He makes excuses ("The teacher is dumb") or downplays the importance of events ("I don't really like that game anyway"), uses this kind of rationalizing to place blame on others or external forces.
His grades in school have declined, or he has lost interest in usual activities.
He withdraws socially, losing or having less contact with friends.
He experiences changing moods, exhibiting sadness, crying, angry outbursts, frustration, or quietness.
He makes self-critical comments, such as "I never do anything right," "Nobody likes me," "I'm ugly," "It's my fault," or "Everyone is smarter than I am."
He has difficulty accepting either praise or criticism.
He becomes overly concerned or sensitive about other people's opinions of him.
He seems to be strongly affected by negative peer influence, adopting attitudes and behaviors like a disdain for school, cutting classes, acting disrespectfully, shoplifting, or experimenting with tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
He is either overly helpful or never helpful at home.