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Circles of Control

Let’s break down the concept of circles of concern, influence, and control to help you guide your child through understanding and managing their emotions. Here’s a simplified overview:

Circle of Concern:

This includes things we worry about but can’t control, like global issues or other people’s actions. It’s important to recognize these but not dwell on them too much, as it can lead to feeling overwhelmed.

Circle of Influence:

Here, we have some control over outcomes, like in our relationships or activities. While we can’t control everything, we can still make a difference through our actions and choices.

Circle of Control:

This is where we have full control over ourselves – our thoughts, actions, and responses. Teaching your child to master this circle empowers them to handle challenges confidently and make positive decisions.



To help your child grasp these concepts, sit down together and fill out the form provided in our resource. Approach the conversation with open hearts and listening ears, allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings freely.

By guiding children to understand and navigate these circles, we equip them with invaluable tools to manage their emotions, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. Let’s equip our children with the tools they need to thrive!

For a more comprehensive breakdown of Circles of Control read our blog: Mastering The Chaos: Navigating Parenting With The Circle Of Control.



Here’s what you’ll need:


1. A snack to fuel ideas

2. Sit with your child and help them fill out the form.

3.  Open hearts and listening ears


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