April 06th, 2021
A Conversation About DiSC for Kids
How are you feeling this week?
What have been your biggest wins?
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences? Are you ready to let them go now?
If you can, spend some time journalling your answers to the questions above.
Have you ever heard of DiSC? How about DiSC for Kids?!
DiSC is the best-selling, non-judgmental personality and behavioural assessment used by more than one million people every year to improve teamwork, communication, and productivity… And at HappiMe, we share it with our young people to help them with very similar challenges!
Why is DiSC just a powerful for children to learn?
…Because DiSC gives them the power to understand themselves and others, helping them to communicate more confidently, build rapport and improve their emotional intelligence skills.
So, what is DiSC, and how best can I teach it to my children? Well, at HappiMe, we use cute animals to help children connect with each of the profiles.
D or Lion - Leader, blunt, driven, loud, work and goal-focused.
I or Zebra - Friendly, loud, outgoing, talker rather than listener, people-focused.
S or Panda – Quiet, supportive, listener rather than talker, loyal, people-focused.
C or Wise Owl – Detail-oriented, blunt, quiet, perfectionist, work-focused.
Generally, we are a combination of all 4 profiles, but often there are 1 or 2 profiles that are obviously much stronger. If someone is a clear D and I combination, but their D traits are more prominent, we might call them a “high D/I profile”… With the HappiMe animal model, that would simply change to a “Lion/Zebra combo profile”.
Once a child has got to grips with each of the profiles, and how to read a person based on their more prominent traits, they can then communicate with that individual in a way that suits them best. This can help your child to build relationships, and to feel more confident around new people!
Does that make sense?
For more on this, get in touch - I'd be happy to send you an information pack.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb
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Each week, HappiMe's Lead Children's Coach, Abby, shares her advice on a new topic.