Change those thoughts! - Elsa Support for emotional literacy

Change those thoughts!

This is a worksheet to help children change negative thoughts to more positive thoughts.

Such things as:

Negative: He pushed me on purpose

Positive: Perhaps he didn’t mean to push me?

Negative: That dog will bite me!

Positive: The dog is on a lead and the owner is holding tight. It can’t bite me!

Download: Changing those thoughts

Download: Automatic Negative Thoughts


"As a newly qualified ELSA, Debbie's amazing resources have helped me, more than anything else, to get a practical foothold in my role. Often created in response to the needs flagged up by fellow ELSAs, they're diverse, engaging, accessible and form the much of the core of my sessions, planning and assessment."

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  • Bev Hucknall says:

    Hi Debbie.
    You have some Fantastic resources, unfortunately I have a problem. Is there any chance that you can also do a cursive option. This would be very helpful as my school is all cursive. Thank you for your time.

    • Hi Bev, this worksheet does have cursive text but it wouldn’t be practical for me to do all my resources in cursive. So sorry. Personally I believe children should be able to read all sorts of different text. After all if they are reading a book it isn’t in cursive. Appreciate your feedback though, thank you 🙂

  • Bayan Masoud says:

    love those resources, thank you.

  • Julie Lee says:

    Thank you this will be a good resource to use – simple and effective.

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