Children don’t choose to be pestered by ANTs, but they often are.
ANTs erode a child’s confidence and resilience and contribute to all kinds of missed opportunities in life.
The good news is that kids can learn to chase ANTs away using PETs,
Positive Empowering Tools!
How do PETs work?
When a child’s BELIEFS become more positive,
positive THOUGHTS, ACTIONS, AND RESULTS come naturally.
PET Power is a toolkit of strategies that teach & reinforce:
How to recognize self-limiting thoughts
How to guard against and talk back to ANTs
Life-skills that help kids have the power to chase away ANTs using PETs
Self-reliance to combat peer-pressure that can otherwise lead to unhealthy choices
Strategies for success through conscious choice-making
Children tend to believe whatever pops into their heads. They think, “It MUST be true… I wouldn’t lie to myself!” Many don’t realize that non-supportive thoughts are NOT necessarily true and potentially harmful to their confidence & self-esteem.
PET Power/Smashing ANTs teaches children to use their KID POWER to think about their thoughts and to choose strategies that promote positive, effective thoughts instead.
Why PET Power/Smashing ANTs™?
- Everyone has ANTs from time to time. Children tend to believe that their ANTs are true because they typically don’t know to question them.
- PET Power/Smashing ANTs teaches children to use our unique ability as humans to think about our thoughts to develop:
- SELF AWARENESS (noticing when they are being bothered by an ANT)
- CONSCIOUS CHOICE-MAKING (choosing to use PET power tools and strategies)
- CONFIDENCE (knowing they are making healthy choices by using PETs, Positive Empowering Tools, that will propel them toward success in all they do!)
- PET Power/Smashing ANTs creatively modifies sophisticated, abstract concepts into wholesome, kid-friendly lessons with cartoon characters that are relatable and entertaining.
- PET Power/Smashing ANTs motivates children to learn and use the tools and strategies because they can see that it is in their best interest to do so. CHILDREN ARE MORE APT TO BENEFIT WHEN IT’S THEIR CHOICE!
Life gets easier & more fun when kids feel comfortable with themselves, even in uncomfortable situations… a true success mentality. That’s Kid Empowerment!
KIDS & THEIR PETs ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN ANTs!
PET Power/Smashing ANTs™ empowers children to live ANT-free! Topics include:
• Thought Awareness
• Negative Effect of Non-Supportive Thoughts
• Powerful Benefits of Positive Thoughts
• Specific ANTs to Relate to and Guard Against
• Unique ANT Smashing Strategies
• Communication Skills for ANT Prevention
Why can’t parents just ask their kids to stop being negative?
When parents say things like, “of course you can do it,” “stop saying you can’t when I know you can,” or “please be more positive,” children typically get defensive. They don’t like feeling as if they are doing something wrong, especially when they don’t think they are. They believe that they’re feeling how anyone would feel if they were in their shoes. That’s why PET Power is so helpful. Learning about ANTs and PET Strategies that chase ANTs away gives families a new language which allows them to have discussions without the child becoming defensive. Children are motivated to learn the strategies in a way that inspires them to want to apply them.