Choose your own Adventure

Help kids learn to view change as an adventure rather than a frightening journey by telling a “choose your own adventure” story. You can make up your own story, or read one from a book.

If you decide to tell your own story, have your children help you choose characters and a setting, and give your children the opportunity to direct the story by making choices. For example, you could begin by saying:

Braeden was so excited. His mum told him he could have a friend over for the afternoon.

Then pause and ask: Who should he invite over?

Continue with: The plan was to go to the park or to go swimming.

Pause and ask: Which activity did Braeden and his friend choose to do?

As you continue telling the story, blend a conflict into the storyline, letting your kids come up with a resolution.