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How To Use Our Courses?

What are the outcomes?

  • Grow social and emotional intelligence,
  • Open the door to cool conversations,
  • Create strong, healthy family bonds,
  • Help define family values, and
  • Build resilience

Switch off the devices and put aside 30 minutes for fun activities and games

The most effective vehicle for teaching younger children the values, lessons and skills that promote their social, emotional and personal development are stories! Reading these stories together will greatly assist you in the family chats and games that follow. The workbooks have sections dedicated to family chats and games providing you with the opportunity to engage in your child’s journey to emotional and social wellbeing. Dinner time, bed time or time spent in the car driving to and from extra mural activities are ideal for engaging in COOL TO BE ME fun.

Tips and practical tools

We offer parents plenty of tips and quick practical tools that can be used to assist you in the conversation and manage situations as they arise. The benefits of engaging in the home activities with your child will be felt and enjoyed throughout your parenting journey.

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“My daughter spoke of the programme so much and I know it has had a profound effect on her confidence and acceptance of others.” – Springfield parent
CTBM helped me so that if someone says you are ugly, don’t listen to him and in your mind say “I am beautiful and I know who I am.” - Grade 6 student

"I now have confidence to say stuff even if people laugh at me." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student 

"CTBM was so great and wonderful. Today I can express my feelings because of CTBM. I am a good person because of CTBM. I want to say thanks a lot. It’s CTBM." - Grade 6 student

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student
“I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Bouncing Back and the Telling Truth stories to my kids this past week. We've been reading a few chapters each night before going to bed. My son is four and a half and my daughter six and a half and in Grade 1. They have both absolutely LOVED them! We have had very late bedtimes as they've insisted that I keep reading! Even though they are both so young (and I thought too young which is why I hadn't read them the stories until now), they were completely compelled and fascinated! At the end of the each book, they both without any initiation started discussing some of the themes. After the bouncing back story, they both started to talk about some of things they had learnt in the day. From the 'learn the lesson and move on' refrain, my daughter told me that she had learnt that she can tell her friend NO if she doesn't want to do something! What an important thing to learn!” – Nicole, Cape Town
“I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback to the COOL TO BE ME sessions at Springfield last night. It is a fabulous course and my daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Also from the response of the parents I think they felt the same way.” – Springfield parent
"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student
“I would just like to say thank you so much for all you have done for the grade 6 girls through COOL TO BE ME. They are so lucky to have had experienced such profound self-analysis and self-discovery at their age. I think that the work you are doing is so important and the core philosophy of resilient self-esteem is brilliant.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

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