February POWerful Word – Self Control – Week 1

What does self control look like? What does it look like when someone doesn’t have self control? If everyone did the first thing that popped into their heads, what would school be like? Traffic? If we want something, we can’t do the first thing that pops into our heads. Remember S.T.E.P. (1) STOP. How? (i.e. take a break/breath) (2) THINK up some solutions. What are some? (3) EVALUATE using 3 questions; (a) Would the solution work? (b) Is it safe? (c) Is it fair? (4) PROCEED with the plan. Let’s think through a problem using S.T.E.P.. STOP- what’s the problem? Let’s say “we’re hungry.” THINK: What are some solutions that DON’T show self control (i.e. take a friend’s lunch, push our way to the front of the line at a store). Let’s EVALUATE those solutions (i.e. Work? Safe? Fair?). Should we PROCEED? What are some better solutions?