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What tips can I give my child who is at school and doesn't have anyone to talk to in a crisis?

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What tips can I give my child who is at school and doesn't have anyone to talk to in a crisis?

If a child is away from you, for example, at school and they start feeling stressed because of a crisis situation that might be going on in the world, you can teach them a little technique we call "the calm down kit.” That’s a strategy they can use when they are away from home. For example, in the kit you can add a little stress ball the child can squeeze, then let go and you say, “How do you feel there? Calmer? Yes, that's what calm feels like. Now try it without the ball. Squeeze your hands together and then let it go. How do you feel?"

You can also teach them to count or take deep breaths . Self-talk can also be a good method, as well. So when the child is away from you, at school, for example, they could just use those techniques to try to calm themselves down.

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