Calming down strategy children

Encourage a positive self awareness and boost self-esteem with this emotional well-being worksheet.

Draw to Ten – Calming Down Strategy. Assist children in your family, school or childcare setting with the tools to help them regulate when experiencing big emotions.

Self-Awareness and Self-Management: Calm down corners help children to practice identifying feelings and emotions to better manage stress, self-regulate and control their impulses. Learning to regulate our emotional responses, especially during times of stress, can be difficult. Most children have some natural ways of self-regulating, but may also need to learn appropriate ways to respond when experiencing anxiety. Calming strategies can help a child to work through strong emotions.

Some kids have big emotions that they can’t control, so they have tantrums and outbursts. This is called emotional dysregulation. The good news is that there are lots of calming techniques that parents can teach kids.  

An important first step is teaching kids to notice their emotions and name them. If they can say to themselves, “I’m feeling angry,” they’ll be more able to get control over that feeling before they hit someone or have a meltdown. It’s important for kids to know that big feelings are normal and validate how hard they can be

Draw to Ten - Calming Down Strategy. A page with 10 boxes laid out in order for you to doodle in each box.
Draw to Ten – Calming Down Strategy

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Calming down strategy children