”Mom, everything seems to speed up around me, get louder in my head, and I can’t take my test. I feel scared.” This is how my ten-year-old son described his anxiety during test taking time. But though I know he has felt… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Calm, Calming down, Coping strategies, dealing with stress, Deep breathing, kids and anxiety, Kids and stress, kids and test-taking strategies, Modeling, parents as models, physical symptoms of anxiety, physical symptoms of stress, Self awareness, Self-management, teachers as models, teaching kids to deal with stress, Testing anxiety, Testing stress
My son burst into tears as his friends waited at our door to play. He had fallen up our stairs and gashed his shin on the metal rims of the hall steps. I plopped on the floor to comfort him and as… Read More
“Where are your gloves? Uuuuhhhrrrr!” I growled this morning. Hats, gloves, boots, shoes and socks have been strewn everywhere through our tiny hallway and into our kitchen from our side door – so much so that I can’t walk without stepping on… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Adjusting to winter weather, Calm, checklists, Highly responsible child, Kids and Self-control, Morning anxiety, Morning routine, Morning stress, Parents and Self-control, Patience, Positive Family Environment, Self control, The Checklist Manifesto
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