Episode 5 of the Calm and Connected Podcast: an introduction to the Coping Cue Cards Discovery Deck.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been thinking about starting a podcast. I finally did it! All the podcast episodes will be over at janinehalloran.com….
One of my favorite resources to help families who are dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder is A Sensory Life, created by Angie Voss. I've worked with a lot of kids who have difficulties with sensory input, and this website had a wealth of information for parents whose kids struggle with sensory issues.
Inside: An organized, simple, and effective way to explore a child’s coping skills. This checklist can work one on one, in a small group, or even whole classrooms!
Have you ever seen those coping skills checklists that are super long? I love having a ton of strategies to work from, but it’s very hard to pick out what skills will work for kids from those overwhelming lists. To make it easier, I ended up creating the coping skills checklist. The beauty of this checklist is that it's divided into five categories: Calming, Distraction, Physical, Processing, and Sensory, which makes it easier to find a particular type of coping skill.
I love learning at conferences, but I don’t always get a chance to attend them live in person. Over the last few years, I’ve taken advantage of online conferences, like the Mom Conference. There are always some incredible speakers, and I get a chance to learn from them in my own home. Not only am I looking forward to learning from the speakers at this year’s Mom Conference, I’m so excited and honored to be a speaker myself!
Coping skills are activities anyone can do to help manage difficult thoughts and feelings or challenging situations. It’s important for everyone, both kids and adults, to know and use coping skills. Not all coping skills work in every situation, so it’s good to have a variety to help manage different challenges.