Reflection is a key component of emotional intelligence. The act of reflecting helps children to understand themselves better, enables them to reconcile their weaknesses and strengths and build empathy. It is important to support children in building strong reflection skills. This helps children to establish a strong sense of self and an understanding of who they are. The process of reflection allows children to contemplate their actions and develop healthier choices moving forward. This reflection resource enables talking after an incident in order to support the child’s understanding of the event.
NOTE – Reflection should only take place when a child has returned to a calm state. Adults leading the reflection should do so without judgement and be matter of fact about consequences, ideally either natural or logical. It is an opportunity to reinforce positive choices and develop calming strategies.