Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Froggers

Hey all! 

So, guess what? After a long hiatus, I have graduated with my Masters in Social Work and now work as a clinician full time here in little 'ole Idaho.

Rad, huh?

It got me thinking, I should now have time to get this blog up to date again! JK I never have actual time but, I do have the drive!

I had a client that came into session the other day stating: "I want to make a craft about frogs!"

Sounds good to me! After a quick little search on Pinterest we found this guy:

 blog: One Perfect Day

This kiddo is super impulsive and my brain got to thinking...how does a frig catch a bug? Answer: patience! If a kiddo is not aware of a frog getting a bug, YouTube is always there to help with video clips. 

As the kiddo was coloring we began to explore what it takes for a frog to catch a fly. 

They have to be calm
They have to wait
They have to think of their right plan of attack 

Also know as: 

Stop, Think, Act! 

We explored what it would look like if the frog did not S.T.A: the fly would get away, he would lose his dinner. We then connected those same steps into personal situations, and identified strategies to "be like a frog" when they become triggered--prosocial (positive) and maladaptive (negative)--as it is good to work through some practice! 

The best part....to catch the fly in this little game, they have to slow down, focus on the fly and their body. 

Thanks much for stopping by--I hope everyone is making it through the time change. Stay tuned for more updates as we bring this blog back to life! 

Stacey





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