Emotional Health: I Want It Now!!!

3rd Grade (Ages 8-9)

3rd Grade Cort the Cat with needle and thread.

This story talks about learning how to control impulsive behaviors that are triggered by extreme emotions. 

  • A temper tantrum is an example of an impulsive behavior that is often caused when someone cannot control their behavioral response to an emotional situation. 
  • The part of the brain that controls your impulses does not fully develop until late adolescence.  This is why children often exhibit behaviors that are out of control; they have not learned to control their emotional responses.  
  • Being able to identify and control your emotional responses, especially when your brain is not adequately developed to do so, will help you to limit irrational and socially unacceptable behaviors.  These strategies will also help you to keep your brain healthy.