Physical Coping Skills

Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom: 60 Activity-Based Coping Skills to Effectively Manage "Big Feelings"

Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom: 60 Activity-Based Coping Skills to Effectively Manage "Big Feelings"

Inside: Information about the Anxiety, ADHD, and Anger in the Classroom day-long seminar, including an overview of the day and feedback from participants.

Last week, I did something that I’ve always wanted to do as a professional. I gave my first full day presentation through PESI. I flew to New York and presented a day-long seminar on the topic of Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom. I created this presentation not only to introduce and discuss coping skills but also give professionals an opportunity to try some of the coping skills before presenting them to their students. 

How to teach kids coping skills to manage big feelings

How to teach kids coping skills to manage big feelings

Inside: 5 tips for helping kids cope with anxiety, stress and anger in healthy and safe ways. 

The phone rings, and your heart stops when you notice the number. You know it’s because your daughter is having a hard time at school again. What could it be this time? A writing assignment she didn’t respond well to? A kid brushed her off?

You take a deep breath and answer the phone.

10+ Quick Strategies to Help Angry Kids Cool Down

10+ Quick Strategies to Help Angry Kids Cool Down

Inside: 10+ Strategies you can use today to help an angry child cool down and diffuse anger quickly. 

Your son and daughter have been playing together while you get dinner ready.

Your daughter says joyfully “Connect 4!” as she wins the 3rd game in a row. And then it begins. Your son growls, and yells “You’re cheating!” then knocks the game off the table.

Homemade Stress Balls

Homemade Stress Balls

Did you know that you can make your own stress balls? There are 3 different ways I’ve made stress balls. All of them use balloons, but I used 3 different materials to see how each one would feel: flour, rice and play dough. Each of them feels different and you can have your children try them all to see which one they like the most.

The Value of Movement

The Value of Movement

Have you ever been at a busy playground surrounded by children moving in all sorts of different directions? As a mom of two, I often find myself there. And every time, it always strikes me as beautiful chaos. The cacophony of voices and the constant movement. All you see is children running, almost in a blur.

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