How Dignity Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

This set of Tiny Guides is all about Dignity, which is the belief that everyone matters the same amount no matter what. Dignity may seem like a simple idea, but it is actually pretty complicated.

This bundle walks you through some key questions: What is Dignity? Why does it matter? How will understanding it change my relationships? How can I practice it?

The Dignity Tiny Guides are also available for free in Spanish

How Dignity Works - Spanish


What are tiny guides?

Tiny Guides are just that, tiny.

These Tiny Guides will help you quickly comprehend core social and emotional concepts, understand their impact on you and your relationships, and equip you with tools to put them into action.

How to Talk about the Content of a Tiny Guide with a Young Person
How to use tiny Guides

As a parent…

  • Have your child read a guide (or a bunch) and ask them what they thought
  • Have a better understanding of your emotions and how they might be impacting your interactions with your child
  • Print them off and leave them around your house

As an educator…

  • Have your class read a guide (or a bunch) and discuss
  • Use them as the basis for online advisory and check ins

As a young person…

  • Understand and normalize your emotions and the impact they have on you
    Understand what’s happening in your brain
    Get the words for how you are feeling so you don’t feel alone
    Read the guides to think about your emotions and better understand how they impact you and you and your relationships with others.

Tiny Guides are helpful in times of uncertainty
Right now, many of us are experiencing a dramatic increase in anxiety, sorrow, fear, and distress. Increasing your emotional literacy will help you feel more in control and better equipped to manage the complicated emotions that are arising in this challenging time. In the words of Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, “While the world is turned on its head, we have the opportunity to leverage the power of emotional intelligence to keep our feet on the ground and our minds directed toward building the future that we want for our students and ourselves. We can’t control what has happened, but we can control how we respond to what is happening.”