February POWerful Word – IMPULSE CONTROL – Week 2

Many people interrupt other people while they are busy. What does it mean to “interrupt?” What does interrupting have to do with impulse control? What are some rude ways that people interrupt (i.e. hit, yell, stomp feet)? What are some reasons we might interrupt someone (i.e. want/ need something, ask a question, there’s a problem)? What should we say when we feel that we MUST to interrupt someone? Can we just say “excuse me” for any reason/at any time– or is there more to it? We have to wait for a pause in the conversation. Interrupting takes impulse control. When we interrupt, we need to watch; (1) Tone of voice (What is that? What should it be like? What shouldn’t it be like?) (2) Facial expression (What should it be like? What shouldn’t it be like?) (3) Words we say (What should we say? What shouldn’t we say?). Great!

If you have time: Interrupt: (1)Parent is busy & you need help; (2)The teacher is talking & a friend is hurt.