Welcome to Coping Skills for Kids!


About the Company

Coping Skills for Kids was founded in 2015 and provides products and resources to help kids learn healthy ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and anger.

Just as we care for our children's physical needs, the mental and emotional health of our children is essential and needs to be addressed. The products at Coping Skills for Kids are designed to nurture and support these areas of development. They are kid-friendly, colorful and are made to be used by kids with the support of a family member or another trusted adult, like a school counselor or therapist. Our products can be used at home or at school.


The Coping Cue Cards Discovery Deck

The best-selling product from Coping Skills for Kids is the Coping Cue Cards Discovery Deck, a deck of cards designed to help kids learn healthy coping skills. It has 40 coping skills cards with simple strategies children can use to cope with stress, anxiety, and anger. The deck is sorted into 5 Coping Styles: Relaxation, Distraction, Movement, Processing, and Sensory. The deck brings order to the mountain of ideas for coping strategies that work for kids and is designed to work at both school and home.

There are so many ways to use the discovery deck: to help kids identify which coping skills work for them, as a visual reminder to use a coping skill, or as a way to find new coping skills to expand their toolbox. Learn more about different ways to use the Discovery Deck at school here.




The Coping Cue Cards Relaxation Deck is a deck of cards designed to help kids learn healthy coping skills. The Coping Cue Cards Relaxation Deck has 44 coping skills cards with simple strategies children can use to cope with stress, anxiety, and anger.

We know that not all coping skills work in all places. To make it easier, we’ve included cheerful divider cards to help you sort skills by different settings like when traveling, at school, at social events and in stores & restaurants.






These Deep Breathing Posters are perfect for a calm down space at home or school, or a child's room. They encourage kids to take a deep breath using shapes. Kids follow the directions and trace the shape with their finger to take deep breaths.

The posters are custom made, so please expect shipment in 7 - 12 business days.

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About the Founder

Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a mom of 2. As a counselor working primarily with children and adolescents for the last 18 years, Janine has seen the value of learning healthy coping skills early in life. Children who can cope in healthy ways will be more resilient and manage stress better as adults.

As a parent of two elementary school age children, Janine has been teaching these coping skills at home to her children. She understands from first-hand experience that it’s not always perfect. She strives for making progress, however small a step it is. Janine  created Coping Skills for Kids as a place where professionals and parents could get resources to teach children how to deal with their emotions in healthy ways.


No one should feel ashamed or be embarrassed to seek help if their child is struggling. To support the mental health of children and families seeking support services, Coping Skills for Kids donates 5% of their profits to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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