Choose Love in February
Why Choose Love
Choose Love programs offer the solutions that are desperately needed in schools today. They teach children, and adults, how to Choose Love in any circumstance, and help them become connected, resilient, and empowered individuals. These skills, tools and attitudes have been proven through decades of scientific research to be the best way to ensure a healthy, meaningful, and purpose-filled life.
More than 80 percent of U.S. public schools report the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted student behavior and socio-emotional development, according to National Center for Education Statistics. Specifically, respondents attributed increased incidents of classroom disruptions from student misconduct (56 percent), rowdiness outside of the classroom (49 percent), acts of disrespect towards teachers and staff (48 percent), and prohibited use of electronic devices (42 percent) to the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering effects.
Choose Love Skills
Choose Love gives children the skills and tools they need to have healthy connections and manage their emotions. It’s a proactive and preventative mental health initiative.
- How to get along
- How to have healthy and positive relationships
- How to have deep and meaningful connections
- Skills and tools for resilience
- Emotional management
- Conflict resolution
Learn and Share the Choose Love Formula
We welcome everyone — students, educators, families, and communities around the world — to learn and share the Choose Love Formula. Each week in February will focus on a pillar of the Choose Love Formula:
Week 1 – Courage
The willingness and ability to work through obstacles despite feeling embarrassment, fear, reluctance, or uncertainty.
Week 2 – Gratitude
Mindful gratitude and the ability to be thankful even when things in life are challenging.
Week 3 – Forgiveness
Choosing to let go of anger and resentment toward yourself or someone else, to surrender thoughts of revenge, and to move forward with your personal power intact.
BOTH the understanding of a problem or the suffering of another and acting to solve the problem or alleviate the suffering.
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