Sadness in

Kids

WHEN OUR CHILDREN PERCEIVE US AS STEADY AND CALM—REGARDLESS OF THEIR MOODS OR BEHAVIOR—THEY CAN RELAX, KNOWING THEY CAN RELY ON US TO GET THEM THROUGH THE CHALLENGING MOMENTS OF THEIR LIVES.
― Susan Stiffelman

Things you can say to your Kid

"What's the size of your problem right now?"

"Is this a big problem or a small problem?"

"Will this problem be there tomorrow if it isn't solved right now?"

“Tell me what’s going on in your brain.”

Strategies to try at home

SPECIAL PICTURE

A picture of your family, a pet, or happy memory in a special frame can put their mind at ease

DRAW

Visualize what their sadness looks like inside their mind and illustrate it on paper so you can connect and see what’s going on in their brain.

CALM SPACE

Create a space for your child to sit and rest with tools and strategies to 

support them

BREATHE

Breathing:

5 finger breathing, Wave Breathing, Tighten your muscles and then release

Books to support your kid

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