Boris will not have any chocolate... Dave and Boris explore how to obtain mental clarity amongst a storm of helpful and unhelpful thoughts. Not every thought in our brain should be digested, or for Boris, just because the chocolate is in the kitchen, that doesn't mean he has to eat it!
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Management' from the CASEL 5. It teaches children to manage one's emotions and thoughts. The episode teaches and models stress management strategies, and through these strategies it helps the students to exhibit self discipline and take personal agency over their thought life.
This lesson cross-references with B-SMS 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR4 : Respectful Relationships - the importance of self respect and how it links to happiness.
MW2 : Mental Wellbeing - that there are a range of emotions that all humans experience.
Christ has come and made us new creations - sons of God, not scums of God. However we have a part to play, or as Paul puts it, a battle to fight. This battle is in our minds, and we win by taking each thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Even in times of difficulty God still has kind thoughts toward us (Jeremiah 29:11). We must choose these thoughts and throw out the unkind ones.
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 139: 17-18, Proverbs 4:23, Romans 12:2, James 4:7.