CATALYST | July 2022

Monthly insight of student and teacher activities at SPK Sekolah Pelita Bangsa Cirebon

Monthly insight of student and teacher activities at SPK Sekolah Pelita Bangsa Cirebon


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Principal's Message<br />

Orientation Week <strong>2022</strong>-2023<br />

Let's Share Kindness!<br />

Growth Mindset in Orientation<br />

Students' Achievement<br />

Parent Teacher Conference<br />

Professional Development<br />

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Welcome to the new academic year,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>-2023.<br />

I would like to take this time to welcome<br />

all new families who first joined Sekolah<br />

Pelita Bangsa in this academic year, and<br />

welcome back all returning students to<br />

another great year.<br />

Despite all the detailed and timeconsuming<br />

preparations of conducting<br />

full offline learning, we are thrilled to<br />

meet face to face with all of our parents<br />

and students during Parent Teacher<br />

Conference and school orientation.<br />

We are looking forward to work with you<br />

to ensure every SPB student is growing,<br />

learning and meeting their learning<br />

and developmental objectives in this<br />

academic year.<br />

Please enjoy the special articles we<br />

have in this issue. As students get<br />

back to socialize with others face to<br />

face in the classroom and adjust to the<br />

school routine, it is important for them<br />

to recognize their feelings and regulate<br />

their emotional state. Please read<br />

“Developing Emotional Intelligence<br />

in Children” for tips to explore this<br />

landscape and “Teaching Kids to Ask<br />

for What They Want” to help them<br />

express their needs, emotions and<br />

wishes.<br />

Stay safe and stay fit!<br />

Developing emotional<br />

intelligence in children<br />

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Warm Regards,<br />

Regina Elisabeth T. B.Sc, M.Ed<br />

Teaching kids to ask<br />

for what they want<br />

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(Executive Principal)<br />

Mindful Tasking:<br />

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Developing emotional<br />

intelligence in children<br />

by Michael Grose<br />

Ever told a child to calm down only to see<br />

their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like<br />

adults, need to recognise their feelings<br />

before they can regulate their emotional<br />

state, and that’s not easy. Emotional<br />

recognition is a complex process that<br />

takes practice. Even when we are good at<br />

it we don’t always get it right. Learning to<br />

recognise your feelings is a continuous<br />

process that’s best started when young,<br />

before the ups and downs of adolescence<br />

show up.<br />

So where do we start exploring this<br />

unfamiliar emotional landscape, this new<br />

frontier of parenting? Here are five tips to<br />

help you explore this brave new world.<br />

Listen without judgment<br />

When your child fusses and fumes<br />

about some wrong-doing or hurt they’ve<br />

experienced, clear your mind and hear them<br />

out. Avoid trying to fix the situation; just<br />

show them compassion and understanding.<br />

There is no better feeling then being<br />

understood.<br />

Contain, rather than manage, their feelings<br />

Children’s behaviour is often tangled up in<br />

their upsets and disappointments. It can be<br />

hard to separate their actions from their<br />

feelings. Sometimes as a loving, caring<br />

adult, you just have to absorb their<br />

frustrations, and give them the time and<br />

space to vent and soothe their own souls.<br />

We don’t have to process their emotions for<br />

them.<br />

Know that emotions can be pleasant and<br />

unpleasant<br />

We often place value judgements on<br />

emotions by portraying some emotions<br />

as good or positive (happy, motivated,<br />

energised) while some are bad or negative<br />

(sad, worried, sullen). Avoid passing<br />

judgements like these. Recognise that<br />

emotions span a whole range of pleasant<br />

and unpleasant feelings, and that all<br />

emotions are acceptable. But certain<br />

behaviours (such as hurting someone when<br />

you are angry) are unacceptable.<br />

Build a vocabulary around emotions<br />

Just as feelings have words, there<br />

are names and terms for emotionally<br />

intelligent parenting methods. For instance,<br />

I-messages* are a type of communication<br />

used by parents and adults who take an<br />

emotions-first approach. It’s worth taking<br />

the time to understand some of these<br />

concepts and terms and letting them inform<br />

your parenting approach.<br />

Help your kids recognise, then regulate<br />

emotions<br />

Emotional intelligence is best learned when<br />

it becomes part of your family’s culture, or<br />

way of doing things. When it becomes part<br />

of your family’s cultural DNA then emotional<br />

intelligence will be passed down from<br />

generation to generation. You’ll know it’s<br />

had generational impact when your children<br />

credit you as the person who taught them<br />

the skills of emotional intelligence. How<br />

cool is that?!<br />

Teaching kids to ask for what they want<br />

by Michael Grose<br />

Much behaviour that annoys parents<br />

stems from children’s inability to ask for<br />

what they want.<br />

Most parents have experienced a young<br />

child yelling, “Mum, he took my toy. It’s<br />

not fair.” Perhaps you’ve experienced<br />

a child who whines like a dripping tap<br />

because they want something from you.<br />

An important task for parents is to<br />

give kids the skills they need for<br />

independence, so they are not reliant on<br />

you to resolve their problems.<br />

An important independence skill for kids<br />

to learn is the ability to articulate their<br />

needs and wishes clearly, respectfully and<br />

appropriately. Here’s how you can help:<br />

Start young<br />

Recently I saw a mother tell her three<br />

year-old to ask his 12 month-old brother<br />

if he could play with a new car his little<br />

brother had been given for his first<br />

birthday.<br />

Clearly, the twelve month old couldn’t<br />

answer, but his mother did so for him.<br />

Mr. Three said, “Ben, can I play with your<br />

car.” His mother answered, “I’m sure Ben<br />

would be happy to let you play with it.”<br />

And so Mr. Three played with the car,<br />

without taking it away. This mother had<br />

established that asking, rather than<br />

taking is the way to do things in her<br />

family.<br />

Use your words<br />

When kids whine, whinge, mumble or<br />

point at what they want remind them to<br />

use their words. Rather than respond<br />

to their mumbled, garbled, ill-formed<br />

requests teach them to stand still, make<br />

eye contact, stand tall and ask for what<br />

they want. If it’s not asked for, then it’s<br />

not given.<br />

Give them words and phrases that work<br />

A number of years ago my son wanted<br />

me to persuade his sports teacher<br />

to allow him to try out for the school<br />

swimming team.<br />

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This particular teacher was often<br />

dismissive of such requests, but I thought<br />

my son had a right to ask, as he was sick<br />

when the swim trials were held. Rather<br />

than make a phone call, we sat and talked<br />

about the best way to approach this<br />

teacher and the words he could use to get<br />

his attention and also to make his case.<br />

My mentoring must have worked as the<br />

teacher made time for a new trial, which<br />

was good news for my son. When kids<br />

don’t have the words the best thing we can<br />

do is give them the social scripts they need<br />

to get what they want.<br />

Coach them about time and place<br />

Effective communication is as much about<br />

time and place as it is about the choice<br />

of words. It doesn’t matter what words<br />

are chosen, but a teenage request to go<br />

to a party, just as you are dashing out the<br />

door in the morning is the wrong time to<br />

ask a question. It deserves to be met with,<br />

“Would you like to ask that question at a<br />

more appropriate time?”<br />

Help them not to take no personally<br />

Kids, like adults, with low confidence levels<br />

take rejection personally, while those with<br />

high confidence levels don’t take rejection<br />

to heart. Discuss with kids that others,<br />

including siblings have a right to say no<br />

to a request and that a no may occur for<br />

many reasons, none of which need reflect<br />

poorly on them.people who think you are<br />

related to you), but what would the<br />

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doing a poor job of it (sometimes they<br />

are majority of people say? Would they<br />

give you a thumbs up or a thumbs down?<br />

An important task for parents<br />

is to give kids the skills they<br />

need for independence, so<br />

they are not reliant on you to<br />

resolve their problems. An<br />

important independence skill<br />

for kids to learn is the ability<br />

to articulate their needs and<br />

wishes clearly, respectfully<br />

and appropriately.<br />

No means No<br />

Children have a right to ask others for<br />

what they want but that doesn’t mean<br />

they keep asking if they meet a refusal.<br />

A child’s request for an ice cream just<br />

before mealtime that’s met with a refusal<br />

should be taken at face value. If a child<br />

keeps asking or asks another person,<br />

then it’s appropriate to let your child<br />

know strongly of your disapproval. Your<br />

parenting mantra could be: No means<br />

No.<br />

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