helping kids cope

Help Kids Reduce Anxiety: Free Printable – Parents Article

Help Kids Reduce Anxiety: Free Printable Anxious times call for calming techniques and there is no better way to help kids learn how to calm down than by teaching them breathing strategies that calm the nervous system. The current pandemic has created stressors unlike any other time, providing ample opportunities to enhance our children’s coping capacity, as well as our own. Our free printables are great for kids, and you might be surprised at what a difference these techniques make…

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Hot Chocolate Can Melt Worries Away and MORE… – Parents Article

“Today is a hot chocolate kind of a day.” — Unknown Truly, every day can be a hot chocolate kind of day. That soothing, warm elixir that can melt our troubles away, warm our hearts and encourage meaningful conversations.  Now, we’ve turned this favorite winter time beverage into a craftivity that can help kids cool their anger down or melt their worries away. It’s truly a resource that’s “fun and then some”! Hot Chocolate…Cool Thoughts Help kids learn to identify negative…

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Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween – Parents Article

Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween With Halloween just days away, the excitement is mounting in homes and classrooms across the land. Keeping the kiddos busy until the big day is the goal of many a parent and educator at this time, and most want to add in a little extra component of skill-building while doing so.  Fine motor skills, cutting skills, measuring skills, activities to engage active imaginations, creative play and science activities abound in our new Pinterest board.…

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day – Parents Article

Children’s Grief Awareness Day As the winter holidays are about to kick-off in the United States, we take pause to recognize children’s grief. Children are not little adults, and this couldn’t be more true than when it comes to grieving. Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day set aside to recognize the painful impact of grief in the life of children.  Having worked with thousands of grieving children through the years, I can certainly attest to the reality of…

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