The Sue Atkins ‘Can Do Kids’ Campaign with the EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY BUTTON.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I was getting things ready for my ‘Can Do Kid Workshop’ which is designed to help children feel good about themselves & to build their long term inner confidence, when I decided to record my own voice saying “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” on a simple talking button that the kids push.
It’s a really simple, easy and brilliant way to ‘anchor’ confidence in a child’s unconscious as it attaches doing new things and having a go, to feelings of success, as it builds confidence and self esteem instantly through just having fun and being relaxed. The kids just run over and push their “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button and laugh!
An ‘anchor’ is when your mood changes in response to some trigger or stimulus and your unconscious registers it every time you see it, hear it or feel it.
It’s a bit like wanting cake, when you are watching ‘The Great British Bake Off’ on TV or like jumping up at a party when your favourite song comes on that reminds you of going to college, someone’s birthday or a romance that became “your song.”
Building and anchoring confidence with the “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button sounding out loud and clear is funny, and it is a wonderfully positive experience for kids. They LOVE pressing it.
So just imagine that your family had my “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button in your kitchen and your kids ran over and pressed it anytime they did something new, overcame something difficult, did something they found unpleasant, tried something out of their comfort zone, did as they were told the first time of you asking, or just had a go as a ‘Can Do Kid’
Just think of the power to their confidence as they learnt their 7x tables, learnt to tie their shoelaces or use the potty, ate their broccoli, did their homework, answered the phone and took a message, tidied their room, put away their toys, read their reading book or emptied the dishwasher! – the list is endless and only limited by your imagination and pressed my “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button.
What a wonderfully simple way to boost your child’s self esteem and develop their “have a go” mentality or what I like to call ‘The Can Do’ mindset so important to success in Life.
Just imagine if families started to do this fun thing from the moment their kids were little….. just think how much more relaxed, optimistic and happy kids would be.
Just think, you could use it too when you didn’t shout, didn’t nag or got something right with your kids or when you did something new for the first time too, like struggling with the frustration over online banking, speaking up at a meeting or salsa dancing!!!
Why don’t you get one for your kitchen, office, classroom or nursery?…….. and you can ALL have fun making life, learning and living easier .
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all nurseries, schools, colleges, gymnastics clubs, dance clubs, sport’s clubs all had my “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” button too?
This is brilliant fun and a very, very easy way to build your child’s self esteem and self confidence !
NO MORE ‘Naughty Step’ which is a negative way to motivate your kids – try my “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!” approach to raising happy, confident, resilient kids 🙂
Let’s start a movement for confident ‘Can Do’ kids that’s simple, fun and ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!’