How do we help kids with their big feelings? Of course we empathize first, but then what? How do we help them calm down? If you need a bit of support in this area, you will love this really wonderful conversation with Janine Halloran about coping strategies for kids.

This episode has so many actionable strategies that you can take away and use the next time your child is having a hard time.

Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, teens, and their families for 20 years. She has been helping children and teens build their coping skills throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and in her private practice. 

We cover:

  • When kids need coping strategies 
  • The five types of coping strategies Janine talks about in her work
  • How to use Janine’s coping strategies checklist 
  • What to do when your child doesn’t want to use any of their preferred coping mechanisms
  • The feelings thermometer

Janine is the author of  several books, including the bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook and the Coping Skills for Teens Workbook. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, CNN, Huffington Post, and The Skimm® Newsletter. Janine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

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