Help kids learn appropriate ways to show they’re paying attention.

Don’t Send the Wrong Message –
Use the “I Care” Stare

Many times when kids are meeting new people or listening to others, they are not aware of what their body language communicates. It’s important to understand how they come across. Otherwise people may assume they are disrespectful or disinterested.

At WINGS, we tell kids the “I Care” Stare helps them remember the message they want their bodies to send:

Stand tall
Turn your body to face the person who’s speaking
Always look the other person in the eye
Resist the urge to look away - instead use a facial expression that shows excitement or interest
Energy - show it, by nodding your head and asking questions

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