Our Favourite Storybooks to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 3

Therapeutic storybooks can be a valuable resource for helping kids to identify, express, and cope with a wide range of emotions and difficult life situations. Stories capture kids attention, give them language to express their feelings and talk about their problems, normalize children’s feelings, and can teach them skills to help them handle tough circumstances. Over the last number of …

Carey EmmersonOur Favourite Storybooks to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 3

Our Favourite Therapeutic Stories to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 2

Therapeutic storybooks are a powerful way for kids to learn to recognize, express, and cope with tough emotions and difficult life situations. A story can engage children, can give them language to talk about their problems, can help normalize their feelings, and can give them tools to help them face their own life circumstances. Because stories are such effective therapeutic …

Carey EmmersonOur Favourite Therapeutic Stories to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 2

Our Favourite Therapeutic Stories to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 1

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues that children experience, and so it’s likely you’ve taught, counselled, or parented a child who has struggled with worry, panic, shyness, or some other manifestation of anxiety. If so, this week’s video is for you. We’re continuing with our series on therapeutic storybooks for children on our YouTube channel. Over …

Carey EmmersonOur Favourite Therapeutic Stories to Help Children with Anxiety – Part 1

Help Children Cope With Negative Emotions with a Good Mood Dice

We all have bad days and we all experience bad moods. Children are no exception. Sometimes kids struggle because they do not yet have the tools to be able to regulate their emotions. This activity will help a child start to learn that he has the ability to regulate his own emotions and help himself when he is feeling upset. …

Carey EmmersonHelp Children Cope With Negative Emotions with a Good Mood Dice

6 Ways to Use Feeling Charts to Help Build Children’s Emotional Intelligence

I love using feeling charts with my therapy clients. For almost every kind of presenting issue, some kind of emotion chart will usually make an appearance within the first session or two when I am working with a child. Using this tool helps me assess and improve a child’s emotional awareness and vocabulary, which are important aspects of a child’s …

Carey Emmerson6 Ways to Use Feeling Charts to Help Build Children’s Emotional Intelligence