How to help children deal with stress | Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist

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Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | How to help children deal with stress:
– provide extra physical comforting
– re-assure with loving words
– encourage play that helps children express & release tension
– allow children opportunities to talk with trusted adults about their feelings in a safe & peaceful setting
– respect how each family member responds to stress & trauma, & work with parents to develop a better understanding of how they cope

It is important in times of high stress to achieve a re-balancing for children away from fear & towards feeling safe & protected. [Source: Promoting Resilience in Children [Dr Sharne Rolfe, Psychologist] Australian Early Childhood Association, 2002]

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