Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Impulse Control

A coping skill helps to manage emotions. Young scholars pretend they are a remote control. When they feel strongly about something, they pause their actions, take a deep breath, reflect, and press play to get back to what they were doing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display the handout in the classroom for a daily reminder of the exercise
  • Send a copy home for parents and guardians
  • Recite the poem when needed
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth activity in a series of 10
  • Optional preparation includes making copies
Pros
  • A poem assists in remembering the coping skill
  • The resource comes with a handout with the poem and a picture of a remote
Cons
  • None