A vital but often overlooked tool in helping children learn to effectively manage their emotions is teaching healthy coping skills. Parents can help their children learn these skills through role-modeling, encouragement, positive reinforcement, and verbal praise. It is never too early to start. This DIY coping skills box is a fun and simple way to help children learn and implement coping skills into their routine. This can help reduce temper tantrums, lessen anxiety and sadness, and boost self-esteem. It can also pave the way for self-care techniques they can take with them into adulthood.
When my daughter first told me that she wanted a unicorn birthday party to celebrate her 4th birthday, images of rainbows and glitter unicorns immediately danced in my head. Even pushing thirty, I think I was more excited than she was. Then I came back to reality. We are moving to another state in a few short weeks and I had neither the time nor the funds to plan the extravaganza I had envisioned. However, I was determined to give my daughter a magical unicorn party, but with a firm budget and simple decor in mind. Not only did I stay under budget and keep my sanity, but everything turned out beautifully. Most importantly, my daughter had a blast celebrating her special day.
Coping skills cards are a simple and fun way to help children learn appropriate and effective coping skills. Teaching our children coping skills is one of the most important things we can do for them as parents. When used effectively, coping skills can help children manage difficult or stressful situations, ease anxiety, manage sadness, and help them learn to self-regulate their emotions, which can be useful in reducing the intensity and frequency of tantrums. Additionally, these are skills we want to teach our children so that the carry out self-care into adulthood so that they are better prepared to manage stress and whatever else life throws their way.
Halloween is almost here! Up here in Alaska, that means snow is coming (scary)! But I’m not about to let that ruin one of my favorite holidays. With the colder weather and upcoming festivities, this is the perfect excuse to grab that PSL and get crafting. Halloween is the only time I will even entertain the idea of spiders but this Halloween spiderweb is just cute enough to earn a place in my home.
The official start of fall is finally here! I don’t know about you, but this year has really flown by for me. Up in Alaska, we are gearing up for our winter weather which will be here in just a few short weeks. So I thought, what better way to prepare for the best time of the year than some fun fall crafts you can enjoy with the kids. From pumpkins to turkeys and everything in between, be sure to check them out!