A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.
When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
Separation Anxiety Pocket Hearts: Young children often have trouble separating from their caregivers. It sometimes helps for them to carry transitional objects (ex. a photo) with them to help manage their anxiety during time apart.
Behaviour management "Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World
Medical play such as these DIY Lungs help to make m children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or breathing complications understand the function of the lung. Medical play is also a great way to distract children from their surroundings.
Child Therapist's List of Top Childhood Fears by Age
Intended Audience - parents, teachers, children Intended Developmental Period - toddlerhood-adolescence Reason for Choosing - social/emotional development: learn more about a child's top worries by age
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A Coping Toolbox filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care. This is a great idea for patients who need some coping skills. You can have them participate and make the toolbox together.
Grief activity for kids Creating a memory lantern they can light in honor of their loved one. This can be individualized and the child can decorate the lantern in things/colors that remind them of their loved one who died.
13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down