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100

Your mom gets a new job and you have to move to a new state. 

What CAN'T you control about this situation? 

What is where mom's new job is located/having to move  

100

You forgot to study for a test and you received a bad grade. 

What CAN you control about this situation?

What is studying for the test, your emotions, your attitude, and response.

100

Even though you've told them to stop, your friends keep bashing each other online. 

What CAN'T you control about this situation? 

What is your friends actions. 

100

What CAN Homer control about this situation?

What are his emotions (anger), choices to break stuff, and actions. 

100

Name a coping skill that calms you

breathing, listening to music, etc.

100

Your family is going on a vacation this summer and wants you to go with. You will greatly miss your friends and you really want to stay at home with your grandparents.

What CAN'T you control about this situation?

What is your family's emotions/feelings

100

You study hard for a test and you don't pass. When you get the results back you feel like crying in class. 

What CAN you control about this situation?

What is your emotions (upset, crying) and attitude. 

100

One of your friends has recently started cheating on spelling tests. You've asked them to stop, but they still do it. 

What CAN'T you control about this situation? 

What is my friend's choice to cheat.  

100

What CAN Arnold control about this situation?

What are his emotions, choices (yelling), and actions (running away). 

100

Who are people you can talk to at school if you are having a difficult time with something outside of your control?

Teacher, counselor, friends

100

It's a rainy day and your first game of the season gets cancelled! 

What CAN'T you control about this situation? 

What is the weather, or the game being cancelled

100

You don't really get along with your RTI teacher.

What CAN'T you control about this situation?

What is your RTI teacher.

100

Your friend borrows your iPad without asking and accidentally drops it. 

What CAN you control about this situation? 

 

What is your response, emotions, attitude, what you say to your friend, and actions. 

100

What are his emotions, choices (yelling), and actions (running away).

100

Who are people you can talk to at home if you are having a difficult time with something outside of your control?

Parents, sibling, call another family member or friend

100

Your dog chewed up your brand new pair of shoes and you are really mad!

What CAN you control about this situation? 

What is where you put your shoes, your emotions (anger), your thoughts, your dog, your attitude, and your actions. 

100

You call your teacher mom and the rest of the class laughs at you. You feel embarrassed. 

What CAN you control about this situation?

What is your emotions, your actions/choices, your attitude, and what you say to your peers. 

100

Two of your friends hang out without you and it hurts your feelings. 

What CAN'T you control about this situation?

What is your friends' choice to hang out just the two of them. 

100

What CAN Kylo Ren control in this situation? 

What is his temper, actions (destroying equipment), and choices. 

100

This is a coping skill that includes writing down how you feel in a private book

journaling

100

Your big brother/sister had a really bad day and they aren't being very kind to you.

What CAN you control about this situation? 

What is your attitude, actions, the way you treat her,  the choices you make, and things you say to her. 

100

A group of your classmates are planning on egging your teacher's house. 

What CAN you control about this situation? 

What is the choices you make, your actions, what you say to your peers, your effort, and your attitude. 

100

Your best friend moves over an hour away from you. 

What CAN'T you control about this situation?

What is your friend moving away.

100

What are his emotions (anger), choices to break stuff, and actions.

100

This is NOT a healthy coping skill NOR is it age appropriate

whining

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