Junk Thoughts vs Positive Thoughts
Junk Categories
Junk Thought Types
Respond to Other People's Junk Thoughts
Turn it Around
100
I can't do that
Junk Thought
100
I can't make a mistake
Demanding Thought
100
Making a mountain out of a mole hill
Catastophizing
100
I hear my friend say, "He made me do it!" How might you respond?
Are you taking responsibly for your actions?
100
Everyone at this school is mean
I will think about kind people at school
200
I will get better if I try
Positive Thought
200
He does it all the time
Over-Generalizing
200
Taking a little bit of information and make a big deal out of it
Over-Generalization
200
I have to talk to my friend right now!
Are you being demanding? Can you wait?
200
I can't do my work
I can do my work
300
They don't like me
Junk Thought
300
Everything would be fine if it weren't for him
Copping-Out
300
Refusing to take responsibility for ourselves
Copping-Out
300
If I miss recess my day is ruined!
If you miss recess is your entire day really ruined? Are catastrophizing the situation?
300
I won't get a good grade so I won't even try
I will try my hardest
400
It will be ok if I make a mistake
Positive Thought
400
I dropped my spoon on the floor, my day is ruined
Catastrophizing
400
The idea that I should be a certain way
Demands I make on myself
400
She always blames me.
Always is a strong word. Are you over-generalizing?
400
I won't play the game because I won't win
I will play and have fun even if I loose
500
It's their fault I can't do it
Junk Thought
500
I always get in trouble
Over-Generalizing
500
The idea that people or the world should be a certain way
Demands I make on others
500
It's not fair that he gets a bouncy band and I don't!
Do you need a bouncy band? He really needs one to help him stay focused. We all have different needs. 
500
No one likes me
I will think about family and friends that do like me
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