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Teaches children to be assertive, rather than aggressive.

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 Teaches children to be assertive, rather than aggressive.

One of the best ways to teach children assertiveness skills is by training them to use "I-Messages." An "I-Message" expresses feelings in a non-threatening manner, by structuring statements in a specific way. When children use "I-Messages" to express themselves, they are likely to be heard, and less likely to get into conflict.

Use Your I's is a board game that teaches children how to express their feelings without jeopardizing the rights of others. Game cards provide realistic situations that provoke emotions such as anger, humiliation, happiness and embarrassment. Players learn to verbally describe their feels, and explain why they feel the way they do. Use Your I's also helps children become comfortable using the first-person pronoun to share their feelings.