Month: April 2020

De-Escalation Techniques for Kids: Mirror and Match

How do we help a child de-escalate when exhibiting a big behavior? The “Mirror and Match” de-escalation technique for kids involves using your body to show validation for someone and that you’re taking them seriously during their outburst. ChildSavers‘ Bob Nickles, LCSW, RPT walks us through this de-escalation technique for kids to use at home, …

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Trauma and ADHD: The Differences & Similarities

One out of four children in the United States will experience some sort of trauma by the age of four. Four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are considered toxic to a child’s emotional, cognitive, and physical wellbeing. Trauma creates changes to our biology, genetics, epigenetics, behavior, and ultimately a myriad of lifetime health outcomes. Looking …

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How to Help Kids Manage Emotions During COVID-19

During COVID-19, parents and caregivers are asking how to help kids manage emotions during this trying time. Katy Reynolds, LPC, shares three tips for guardians with children of all ages. 1) Watch Movies or Read Books About Emotions Have you seen the movie Inside Out? Or read The Way I Feel by Janan Cain? Narratives like …

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3 Tips for Working from Home with A Baby During COVID-19

Our lives have changed drastically over the year due to COVID-19, particularly parents working from home with a baby. Maybe your child care provider has paused services or limited their capacity and you’re spending more time at home with your little one. Perhaps you’re afraid of your child getting the coronavirus and having trouble multitasking …

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