Good advice includes ‘give compliments’


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Third graders in Pam Scarpella’s class form a “compliment line.” LifeSkills Trainer Nikki Trout is in the back, Diane Mouse on the right.

Third graders in Pam Scarpella’s class form a “compliment line.” LifeSkills Trainer Nikki Trout is in the back, Diane Mouse on the right.


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The Life Skills Training team is giving Indian Lake Elementary students some complimentary advice to help them with their peers.

Nikki Trout and Diane Mouser speak to third grade students in the fall and fourth graders in the spring about good decision-making and consequences, self-esteem, dealing with stress, the dangers of tobacco, drugs and alcohol and other valuable behaviors.

In this first of five fall sessions, the duo focused on positive self-esteem. They formed a “compliment line” and encouraged students to think of character, not clothing, compliments to offer each other.

“I challenge you to give three compliments a day to three different people. I think you’ll find you make a new friend and help everyone feel more confident,” said Nikki Trout.

The Life Skills Training program visits Indian Lake Schools annually through Trout’s company Nitro Networks. It is funded by a special grant.

Third graders in Pam Scarpella’s class form a “compliment line.” LifeSkills Trainer Nikki Trout is in the back, Diane Mouse on the right.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/09/web1_Lifeskills-2018-1.jpgThird graders in Pam Scarpella’s class form a “compliment line.” LifeSkills Trainer Nikki Trout is in the back, Diane Mouse on the right. Submitted photo

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Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.

Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.