Turn a Mountain into a Molehill

Next time you're with a child who has made a mountain our of a molehill, try these questions to bring him back down to reality.

By Momentous Institute | Apr 15, 2015
Turn A Mountain Into A Molehill

Pessimists tend to catastrophize. They’ll come in from a spring shower and describe the flood. But we can help kids go from a global drama to specifics that are more grounded in reality. One great way to do this is by simply asking good questions.
 
Next time you’re with a child who has made a mountain out of a molehill, try these questions from Dr. Seligman:
 
-          What is the worst thing that might happen?
 
-          What is one thing you can do to help stop the worst thing from happening?
 
-          What is the best thing that might happen?
 
-          What is one thing you can do to make the best thing happen?
 
-          What is the most likely thing that will happen?
 
Sometimes we just need to shine that bright light on a kid’s thinking to help him make sense of it. With these simple questions, you can help that mountain turn back into a molehill. 

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