Tip 1: If you are feeling overwhelmed, scared, anxious, angry or frustrated it is best to ask for time out to calm yourself. You will feel much better after having time out.
Here are some great activities to do while you are taking time out:
- Breathe or blow bubbles
- Listen to music
- Create something
- Have a drink
- Eat something
- Rest or sleep
- Quiet Time
- Have a bath
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Last week I shared the 5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions Poster as a tool to help parents and children navigate those times when children are struggling to express their feelings in socially acceptable ways (you can find out more about the 5 steps and print a copy of the poster here).
Here are 10 simple calm down activities for kids to help them unwind at the end of the day or play with just before bed time. We all need some moments of peace and quiet in our busy lives, and this helps both parents and children.
Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion. For centuries, Yogis have understood the calming power of bringing the head below the level of the heart, otherwise known as inversion.