TOOLS FOR FAMILIES
When it comes to stress and wellbeing, we all have our own, personal strategies. This toolbox gives you and your family different options to choose from. Try them out to see what works best for you!
Most of these activities only take a couple minutes. If you practice them when things are calm and settled, it will be easier to use them when you need them.
Adapting to this new situation is full of potential challenges, as parents, couples and children! These tips are meant to help prevent stress and give children a sense of security.
Take some time to share your thoughts about what makes your family resilient!
Remind yourselves of the big and small things you do for each other every day!
Try these quick fixes that help children regain a sense of control when anger or anxiety take over…
Can you remember comforting someone who was feeling sad, anxious or distressed? And can you remember how you felt afterwards?
In times of crisis, our bodies and minds are often on the alert for potential threats. This is why it takes extra effort to pay attention to things beyond what we are worried, anxious or angry about. This extra effort is worthwhile!
When children are stressed out, they’re much more open for helpful activities than for long explanations. Try these games and see how they work!