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I learned to put myself in another person's place. I think I learned the most from the word 'accepting' because I rarely used to accept people.
To see students using words and communicating effectively in adversarial situations where they once used physical aggression and verbal abuse confirms that this program has a profound effect on children's ability to self-regulate.
Once the lesson is taught, they not only learn to express [their emotions], but they learn to use strategies that they never had before to cope with their experiences more productively.