In the year 7 Formation lessons, we are working with boys to help them understand their brain and how stress impacts on their daily life as well as giving them some strategies to stay calm and to better understand themselves.
We are constantly encouraging the young men of Year 7 to ask for help when they need it and to seek positive outcomes when faced with challenges. Self-regulation is a skill that can be learnt and will contribute to their growing independence. We are focusing on learning to grow this ability to control feelings and behaviours. This transition doesn’t happen overnight but we are H.O.P.E filled in watching them evolve and become more skilled at self -regulation.
The YouTube clip below is one that we showed to Year 7 boys about stress and our brains. This may be a good resource to kickstart conversations with your son as he moves along on his teenage years journey.
Assistant Head of Year 7