Three Props You Can Use to Help Kids Take Deep Breaths — Janine Halloran
Taking deep breaths can be tricky to teach! That’s why I love using props to help kids focus on deep belly breaths. In this podcast, I discus three of my favorite items to use to help kids learn how to take a deep breath. Take a listen here!
Coping Skills for Teens Workbook - Digital Version
AVAILABLE NOW! 60 Helpful Ways to Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger A teen version of the #1 Bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, this version is written specifically with a tween/teen audience (age 11 ) in mind. There are 60 coping strategies included in the book, and it's divided into Coping Styles to make
Coping Skills for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Janine Halloran
How are you doing? This is such a hectic and strange time. I had plans to talk about something completely different during this podcast episode, but things have significantly ramped up in terms of school closures, working from home, and other disruptions due to the spread of COVID-19. In fact, I basically put some other things on hold, and I started writing in an effort to help families.
Coping Skills for Kids Activity Books: Processing Feelings
This book helps children explore a range of emotions with a variety of activities. The activities help kids identify what they are feeling, and recognize that they can intervene with a coping skill before their emotions become difficult to manage. This book, like All Coping Skills for Kids™ products is designed for eas
How to Make a Calm Down Kit at Michael's — Janine Halloran
Where can you get these items to help create a coping skills toolbox or a calm down kit? I spend a lot of time at Michael’s because I love arts & crafts. But they also have lots of items that would work well in a calm down kit. On a recent trip, I took pictures of what I would put in a coping skills toolkit. Listen to what I found!
A Coping Skill to Try: Body Scan — Janine Halloran
In today’s episode, I wanted to try a coping skill together! It’s been such a stressful year, and I thought it would make sense to practice a coping skill together to help us relax. In this podcast, I share what got me interested in body scans in the first place and...
Coping Skills for Kids Activity Books: Distraction Detour
The Coping Skills for Kids Activity Book: Distraction Detour focuses on the Distraction Coping Style – detouring and holding a child’s attention when they might otherwise be fixated or “stuck” on a particular stressor. This coping style focuses on playful, fun activities that relieve worry.
Two More Ways to Help Kids Understand the Impact of Their Words — Janine Halloran
On today’s podcast, I quickly re-visit one of my favorite ways to help kids see the impact their words can have on others. Then I talk about two more ways to help kids
Five Coping Skills to Manage Anger — Janine Halloran
Last week, the podcast focused on the fact that it's okay to be angry. I discussed the feelings rules and understanding the anger iceberg. This week, as promised, I've shared 5 of my favorite coping skills, plus two bonus strategies to keep in mind as you're working or parenting angry kids.
It's okay to be angry — Janine Halloran
It’s happened multiple times in my career when I’ve said that phrase, kids will look at me like I have three heads. I explain that everyone gets angry - it’s a normal and expected human emotion. Its what you do with your anger that matters. Then I share the feelings rules with them…
Teens and Coping Skills — Janine Halloran
Can I tell you something? I LOVE working with teens. The conversations I have with adolescents can be full of sarcasm, but at the heart of every one of those talks is that they want to be heard. What’s interesting is that a lot of the same strategies I use for younger kids work for teens too (and even adults).
Help! Kids aren't using their coping skills! What do I do? — Janine Halloran
Whenever I’m speaking to families or professionals working with kids about their coping skills, I always get the question, “They aren’t using their coping skills! What do I do?” In this podcast, I share a few tips and mindset strategies to use when working with kids who are having a hard time managing their feelings.