Clam Down Kit

Sometimes anger can get the best of even the most mild mannered child. One thing to try is introducing a Calm Down Kit, as recommended by Social Work Practices.

 

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It gives kiddos many coping skill options

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Bubbles can help kids (and adults) breathe deeply. So can counting to 10…that’s what the “counting straws” are for!

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Somt imes when kids (and adults) are  all filled up with emotions, our bodies seem to have  extra energy.  Playdough, a bouncy ball or a smooth stone for rubbing can help  get out that extra energy without harm to self, others or property.

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And other times we all just want to be heard.  A notepad, some pencils or crayons and an envelope let us write or draw our feelings so we can talk about them later.

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Lots of materials, one easy to carry box and…

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Voila, everything fits and material can be switched out or in as desired.

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Want a few more ideas?

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