is a skill.
In fact, it is a collection of skills that can be taught to children.
Each skill forms a piece of an umbrella that protects us from the rain of life.
This Month’s Skill
Purpose is the feeling that the things we do and the choices we make have meaning and make a difference. It makes us feel happier and more confident and gives us a set of guiding principles that help us make decisions. When we understand our purpose it can be easier to make decisions and overcome challenges. It is easier for us to keep going when things get difficult because we understand the bigger picture of our lives and we are less likely to get caught up in the trivial details. Having a sense of purpose is so important that it can actually help us live longer.
Empower your students to anticipate and prepare for life’s rainy days
The Umbrella Project is a teacher-led curriculum and school based program created to help teachers, students and parents reframe our perception of challenges and strengthen the skills of well-being to positively cope with the everyday stresses of life.
Lead by example to inspire others to use their umbrellas.
Everyone has a unique umbrella shaped by the experiences of life. Some are big. Some are small. Others have holes, or have been forgotten at home. Below is an assessment you can use to better understand your umbrella and uncover opportunities to proactively develop your coping skills.