Despite the Time-In being a well loved tool of conscious discipline and positive discipline, most resources don’t have Black children or they show the Black Children with negative emotions. Therefore, I made The Cool Calming Corner, a Time-In printable poster set that features Black and/or multicultural children of different shades and hair styles, and teaches them emotional intelligence and coping strategies through a love of hip hop. Representation does indeed matter, and Black children deserve to see children who look like them when practicing these positive concepts in homes and in the classroom.
Supernova Momma’s The Cool Corner Classroom sets allows children to identify their emotions and feelings, pick a coping strategy, and work on focusing on a solution in a safe and sensory positive space. Just like with math, or reading, there is a fundamental foundation to emotional intelligence and management.