Monday, February 12, 2018

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support February 2018

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How Parents Can Encourage Positive Coping Strategies

“A child who learns how to cope while young is a child who will gain strength and
confidence as (s)he matures”

Part of our staff inservice this past January focused on the importance of teaching children coping strategies. Teaching children positive coping strategies allows them to deal more effectively when faced with feelings of stress, sadness, anger, and frustration. Coping strategies, similar to academic skills, are developed by direct teaching, practice, and modeling. Some of the coping strategies featured in this article include:
· Providing supportive problem-solving
· Validating their feelings
· Allowing children to brainstorm different solutions and consequences to each choice
· Teaching perspective taking when tackling a problem
· Helping children to understand that sometimes we need to be flexible and learn when to move on

For the full article, please click here.
Additional coping strategy ideas can be found here from the Boystown website here.

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