with Melissa Dreher, Vaughan Counselor
Wondering if your child's level of anxiety is normal? How about what you should do when they're stuck in a negative thinking pattern? Maybe you're looking for tips and tricks? Check out the webpages below for more helpful information:
Any time we're met with a situation or feeling we don't like, we employ coping skills to keep ourselves calm. Kids need help figuring out what works for them and here are just a few that might be helpful:
It is important that our children understand that feels are normal and are a-okay. Teach them to identify feelings but also how to control the actions they take. It is okay to feel however you feel, it is never okay to hurt someone or something because you feel that way. Check out the links below:
Many children and even adults view the world from a fixed mindset. The goal is to get our students viewing the world from a growth mindset--teaching them this will change their approach to challenges they face daily. Check out the differences and what to do below:
Sometimes we all just need to think of something else. Maybe we're frustrated or sad, maybe we need a break from the here & now. What better way to do that than to watch some tropical fish in their natural habitat or penguins or even baby eagles? Check out the links below when you need to focus on something else for a while.
Allen ISD Community Resource List
Click here to see the resources in and around our community that Allen ISD partners with. We recommend these places as a first step if you are seeking help outside the school system.