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Think:Soft - A Quick Reflection

We are wrapping up some of our parent groups at Think:Kids this week and several parents have wondered how to make a Plan B most likely to succeed. Besides following the ingredients and knowing the content of Plan B there is something often overlooked about the physical setup. There is research I read (but now can’t find the original study) that says sitting on a soft surface makes kids and adults more likely to collaborate – how cool is that? It makes intuitive sense, but we often overlook the significance. Think bean bag, think bed, think squishy sofa before you introduce a Plan B. Along these lines having something soft to touch or hold as you launch a Plan B is a good idea too. A pet dog or cat or a soft pillow to stroke can be very organizing and soothing for a child trying to problem solve. This is easy to implement and could make a big difference!