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Mission: CONTROL! A Big Feelings Adventure!
Gauntlet Buttons: Behaviors
This first grader doesn’t want to be angry. He’ll remember to breathe, just decide not to get angry, don’t say it’s too hard, Calm It!, be kind, just do it, think, feel proud, and just deal with it. He would like to feel he’s made good decisions and proud of being nice.
This 5 year old drew a picture of himself successfully walking upstairs to his bedroom without being distracted by things along the way. The strategies he used were sleep, learn, keep his hands in his pockets, read Epic books, play a game, focus, think, Go, and Calm It!
This 6 year old boy wants to be like Joseph – he doesn’t want to be defeated by the HypnoZoids. So he’s going to really have to use his will power like Joseph did in order to change Robojo’s mouth from orange (warning) to blue (focused)! He will try strategies like pause, activate Robojo, try again, take a break, say “no”, stop, get away, say “stop this”, and launch.
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Practice With Nan: Inspired By The Book
Here are some ways kids are responding to messages in Mission:CONTROL! A Big Feelings Adventure!
Each child I work with has different ways of trying to manage their big feelings when it’s time to do hard things (things that feel like “too much” such as wait for dessert, do homework, transition from fun to work, take their time, listen to directions, practice writing, stop when asked, accept “no” to a request).
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This preschooler is practicing staying in bed so she will get a good night’s sleep and feel regulated the next day. She had fun adding the stickers. This is the last page of the book, modeled after the last page of Mission: CONTROL! A Big Feelings Adventure! where Joseph is imagining his future self being more in control when he is expected to do something he doesn’t want to do.
An encouraging word to inspire kids to reach for their better selves, just as Joseph did at the end of the story. What else does this picture make you and your child think about?
At first, there was a battle on a rainy day because Joseph didn’t like what his brother said about him. Robojo had to fight the HypnoZoids and Spaceman Sam helped by using his lasers to turn the HypnoZoids’ eyes purple. After the battle Robojo got back into his rocket ship and then the day turned from rainy to sunny. The good guys won the battle and Joseph was ready to play again with his brother. (from a Kindergartener)