Duration: 2 hours
Research shows that stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years. By helping children learn positive coping strategies to deal with stress, we can help build their resiliency and prevent stress from escalating to distress, anxiety and meltdowns.
Everyone handles stress differently the key is to find what works best for each child. Making good decisions and problem-solving are important skills for children to learn. Perhaps, more importantly, learning how to recover from a bad decision; figuring out the next steps, how to fix it, make amends, learn the lesson and move on.
Facilitated group discussion and hands-on activities will guide participants to better understand the impact stress has on a child’s coping skills and how this affects behaviour and learning. Participants will learn concrete strategies to help reduce and effectively manage some of the stress in children’s lives and how to adapt these strategies in the early learning environment.