Processing Coping Skills

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.

Coping Skill Spotlight: Using a Worry Box

Coping Skill Spotlight: Using a Worry Box

Sometimes, to really help deal with stress, you need to take some focused time to think and talk about your worries. However, it’s helpful to limit the amount of time that you are dwelling on these thoughts. You don’t want to be thinking about it constantly. Using a worry box is a good way to help manage stressful feelings.

How to Use Better Builder Emotions Figures

How to Use Better Builder Emotions Figures

I recently discovered these Better Builder Emotion Figures from Guidecraft, and I immediately started thinking about ways they can be used to teach children about emotions.                                                            

Using Music as a Coping Skill

Using Music as a Coping Skill

Has a song ever filled you with happiness and joy so that you can’t help but sing and dance?

Have you ever had strong memories come flooding back when you hear a certain song?

Have you ever cried when listening to a piece of music?

You have experienced the power of music.

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