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As a mom, there is never a more helpless feeling than watching your child struggle with anxiety, stress, or controlling their anger. I have witnessed this in my own kids as they have thrown temper tantrums, been too stressed out to cope, and battled anxiety issues and worries.
If I learned anything in therapy the past year or so, I learned valuable skills that have helped me with my own parenting, and also helped me teach my kids. Kids have big emotions, just like we do as adults, and I never was taught as a kid healthy coping strategies to deal with my emotions.
I will definitely be using these 15 Ideas to help my kids calm down and manage their big emotions.
I hope these ideas will help you and your child that might be struggling. And, thanks to the many smart moms that share these ideas with us!
Wheel of Coping Skills @ Art of Social Work
Calming Strategy Cards @ Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Copecakes Method @ The Momentous Institute
Worry Eaters on Amazon (Kids write their worries on paper and these cute little monsters eat them)
Anger Catcher @ Home Stories A to Z
Coping Tool Box @ Canadian BFRB
Calm Down Cubes @ Crafty Counselor Chick
Calm Down Sandwiches @ Corner on Character
Mind Jar @ Juggling with Kids
Calm Down Kit @ Mrs. Jackson’s Kinders
Printable Calm Down Cards @ And Next Comes L
Take 5 Breathing Printable Poster @ Childhood101
Worry Warrior @ Crayola.com
Printable Feelings Cards @ Life Unadorned