When children experience big emotions, the role of a caregiver is to model emotional regulation and provide support without getting sucked into the chaos. Help tired and frustrated caregivers succeed with these free exercises to promote co-regulation and healthy attachment.
Kellie Bailey’s newest children’s book, Some Days I Breathe on Purpose, explores the power of breath to help children handle challenging emotions. Get an exclusive sneak peek with worksheets containing breathing and mindfulness exercises for children.
The practice of motivational interviewing (MI) involves a change in our perspective. We can reframe what we perceive to be a person’s “failures” or shortcomings into evidence of their strengths, skills, character, and worth. This shift from a deficits-based perspective to one of strengths is at the heart of MI.
In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.
By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”