Tips, advice and resources for parents and teachers
How can we say something is bad if it teaches us lessons of faith or patience or perseverance or love—if the good effect is greater than the bad effect? Almost everything in life has its pros and cons. But if the positive outweighs the negative, then we can and should say that it is a good thing.
There are in fact upsides to most negative situations. When children are discouraged or become negative over something that has happened, try to steer their thinking toward the positive aspects. Following are some stories and songs for children that can help them to learn how to have a positive outlook.
This is Good - http://freekidstories.com/2011/02/23/esto-es-bueno_this-is-good/
God is Good - http://freekidstories.com/2011/06/02/dios-es-bueno-god-is-good/
Grumble Bumble Bee - http://freekidstories.com/2011/03/29/%C2%BFque-aqueja-a-la%C2%A0abeja_-grumble-bumble-bee/
The Oyster Story - http://freekidstories.com/2011/05/07/la-historia-de-la-ostra_-the-oyster-story/
Dunkin the Donkey - http://freekidstories.com/2011/05/26/dunkin/
The River and the Caterpillar - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmBZzuqvLwM&playnext=1&list=PL704EE8AA3B7C2383
Look on the bright side - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od9-VI5mj50
Try again - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB_yF0_M660
Have a good laugh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uA8KmwTqqw
Smile - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrfNIj2RZc
Two frogs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-mtHepPKuU
Stay Sweet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bibY1r-vE-U