Child and Family Development pediatric psychologists and occupational therapists enjoy sharing this free downloadable poster from Childhood 101.
It is a quick reference and reminder for helping children learn to cope (and may be useful for adults too!).
The 5 steps to managing big emotions are:
1. Remind myself that it is never okay to hurt others.
2. Take 3 deep breaths or count slowly to 10.
3. Use my words to say how I feel and what I wish would happen.
4. Ask for help to solve the problem.
5. Take time to calm down.
Whether difficult times are related to behavior, sensory processing or both, these tips are quite “handy”.
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