Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stick-people Can Help with Anger

How many hours a week do the young people you know spend interacting with technology? If it's anything like my household, I'm guessing A LOT.

Like many of you, I sometimes feel guilty and frustrated about it. I "hope" they are learning something and that the experience is fun. But I would also like for it to add something meaningful to their life and their development.

In the process of developing the Challenge Software Program for children, I began to look at other ways to engage children through technology and teach them something useful.

This simple video is an example of how to use a Free program to create something that's Fun and educational. The video uses technology and humor to engage children in a conversation about Self-regulation. Children like animated stick-figures and they can relate to feeling angry. They can also see the positive outcome of using calming skills to diffuse the anger. Projects like this can also easily be shared to help others. What a great concept!

This movie was created by Easton, age 12, using a Free download of the Pivot Stickfigure Program.

Brad Chapin, LCP, LMLP

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