Friday, January 31, 2020

Four Ways to Help Teens Cope with Strong Emotions (guest post)

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by Catharine Hannay, guest post at the Center for Adolescent Studies blog:

It’s common for adults to tell youth to “stop overreacting.” That’s usually not very helpful, especially if the adult is yelling at them to calm down! It’s much more effective to be a good role model of skillfully responding, and to teach them what’s going on in their brains and how they can self-regulate when they feel overwhelmed. 
Here are four different ways you can help your students or clients (and yourself) learn to skillfully respond to strong emotions.