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Coping Skills for kids dealing with stress, anxiety, and mental health issues

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Janine Halloran

Janine Halloran is a mom and therapist who focuses on coping skills for children.

for all of the show notes and links mentioned, please visit http://losethecape.com/podcast/120

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Aubrey's daughter's big issue at school and the coping skills both the kids and parents need.
  • The developmentally appropriate "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" stage of 5 years old.
  • How to take the instances that aren't quite bullying but being mean and stressing our kids out and make them uncomfortable.
  • How to talk to our children about their emotions and processing and some ideas to help them process.
  • Setting boundaries / control around getting negative energy out, such as "punch this bag 30 times" Keep trying different things if your kids don't respond to it.
  • The signs that your kids are more stressed than is normal.
  • How helpful a counselor or therapist could be for children because they are an outside person that they can talk to things about.
  • The difference between anxiety and stress in children.
  • Using more descriptive terms than "take a deep breath" to our children to help them actually take a deep breath.
  • Tips for parents on what we can do so that our kids do not take on our stress.

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