Get Help When You Need It
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Sometimes kids can problem-solve on their own, and sometimes they need help from adults like JoJo does in JoJo & Gran Gran. In each episode, she needs help with a problem and Gran Gran makes a “Gran Gran Plan” to help solve the problem!
Knowing who to turn to for help will make asking for help easier. If telling an adult will help someone — either right away or in the long run — then it’s the right thing to do!
Parent/Caregiver Tip: can be tricky for children to distinguish between upstanding and “tattling.” You can help your child tell the difference by re-focusing the conversation to problem solving. Encourage them to identify the problem and assess whether it’s something that they can solve on their own (like a sibling not sharing a toy) or if it’s something that they need help to solve.
- Paper and Crayons
- Let’s think of five grown-ups who you can go to for help with big problems and make a “Helping Hand” with their names.
- Remember: your grown-ups love you and can help you and other kids solve problems if you need help. Your trusted adults can be teachers, family members — like parents, aunts/uncles, grandparents — or close friends of your family.
- Tell me who your five helpers are. We can work together to draw a hand and write the names of your five helpers on each finger. We created a helping hand!
- Now, if you see something that’s wrong, if you ever feel unsafe, or if there’s a big problem that you can’t solve on your own, you know who you can ask for help.