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Positive thinking is a mental attitude that tries to see all situations in a constructive way. At home you can help children develop a positive attitude by:

  • At the end of the day, talk about what went well, even on difficult days.
  • Encourage them to share their feelings. Being positive is not the same has insisting they are always happy, but it is a way of looking at even difficult times and searching for a way forward.
  • Treat failures as learning opportunities. Share examples of your own experience of failure and how they turned into positive experiences.

Books you could share at home:

Early Years

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2