Welcome to Coping Skills for Kids! — Coping Skills for Kids
I’m Janine Halloran, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, an Elementary School Counselor and a mom of two elementary school aged children. Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked with children around managing big feelings and emotions. Early in my career, I realized the importance of making sure my clien
Coping Cue Cards™ Discovery Deck
New from Coping Skills for Kids - the Coping Cue Cards Discovery Deck. This deck helps bring order to the mountain of coping strategies that work for kids. It's sorted into 5 Coping Styles: Relaxation, Distraction, Movement, Processing, and Sensory. Learn
Three Props You Can Use to Help Kids Take Deep Breaths — Janine Halloran
Taking deep breaths can be tricky to teach! That’s why I love using props to help kids focus on deep belly breaths. In this podcast, I discus three of my favorite items to use to help kids learn how to take a deep breath. Take a listen here!
How to Make a Calm Down Kit at Michael's — Janine Halloran
Where can you get these items to help create a coping skills toolbox or a calm down kit? I spend a lot of time at Michael’s because I love arts & crafts. But they also have lots of items that would work well in a calm down kit. On a recent trip, I took pictures of what I would put in a coping skills toolkit. Listen to what I found!
Coping Skills for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Janine Halloran
How are you doing? This is such a hectic and strange time. I had plans to talk about something completely different during this podcast episode, but things have significantly ramped up in terms of school closures, working from home, and other disruptions due to the spread of COVID-19. In fact, I basically put some other things on hold, and I started writing in an effort to help families.
A Coping Skill to Try: Body Scan — Janine Halloran
In today’s episode, I wanted to try a coping skill together! It’s been such a stressful year, and I thought it would make sense to practice a coping skill together to help us relax. In this podcast, I share what got me interested in body scans in the first place and...
Coping Skills for Teens Workbook
A teen version of the #1 Bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, this version is written specifically with a tween/teen audience (age 11 ) in mind. There are 60 coping strategies included in the book, and it's divided into Coping Styles to make searching for a coping skill easier.
Coping Skills for Kids Activity Books: Relaxation Round Up
Children will experience a variety of different emotions as they live and play in the world. They will need coping skills that will work to help them manage their feelings in safe and healthy ways. The strategies that will work will be different, depending on what emotion they are feeling, where they are, and their own
Five Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties — Janine Halloran
Several years ago, I wrote an article on this topic because the mother of a client of mine had significant concerns about getting through the holiday season, in particular, all the parties. I also understood this from my own experience as a parent, so I gave her some ideas. Since it's that time of year, I wanted to share these ideas with you to help. Take a listen!
Simple ways to introduce mindfulness and meditation to children — Coping Skills for Kids
Mindfulness for Kids, Simple Meditation for Kids Simple ways to introduce mindfulness and meditation to children
Teens and Coping Skills — Janine Halloran
Can I tell you something? I LOVE working with teens. The conversations I have with adolescents can be full of sarcasm, but at the heart of every one of those talks is that they want to be heard. What’s interesting is that a lot of the same strategies I use for younger kids work for teens too (and even adults).
Two More Ways to Help Kids Understand the Impact of Their Words — Janine Halloran
On today’s podcast, I quickly re-visit one of my favorite ways to help kids see the impact their words can have on others. Then I talk about two more ways to help kids
Coping Skills for Kids Activity Books: Distraction Detour
The Coping Skills for Kids Activity Book: Distraction Detour focuses on the Distraction Coping Style – detouring and holding a child’s attention when they might otherwise be fixated or “stuck” on a particular stressor. This coping style focuses on playful, fun activities that relieve worry.