Teaching Your Child to Cope With Emotions

Teaching Your Child to Cope With Emotions

It’s no secret that parenting is different today than it ever has been. It’s also no secret that children are faced with a mountain of challenges in coping with the social and emotional demands of their daily lives. Schools, where academic skills are typically taught, are overwhelmed with the demand for explicit instruction far beyond reading and math. Children (and their families) are essentially crying out for support in developing healthy interpersonal behavior and positive emotional coping. Unfortunately, most schools don’t have the time or the resources to teach these skills, and parents, children and professionals don’t know where to find support for their child. 

You might have a child who has meltdowns when they have to transition between playing with their toys or a game and leaving the house. She might struggle with managing her frustration when she is not doing what she wants to do. Perhaps your child is unable to negotiate how to share and take turns or consider another child’s emotions or perspective when playing with a toy or playing a game. Maybe you dread the phone calls from school because you know that recess has yet again resulted in a conflict with a peer or a temper tantrum when your child lost the game. As a parent, you may be feeling completely defeated and unsure where to go next.

That’s where Galvin Growth Group comes in!

Your child has access to a 5-week summer series completely dedicated to helping your child develop social skills and emotional regulation tools important for the school environment and social situations that are common for their age group.

You can expect this group to:

  • Teach our child the skills and tools to help them better regulate their emotions and be a better friend and develop healthy relationships

  • Help your child to their emotions and understand how to manage them

Being able to understand their own feelings and those of others, manage anger, and use good problem-solving skills with peer interactions can be skills that are helpful for your child. Get a jump on the school year by giving your child some solid strategies that they can use to demonstrate positive coping and to help them thrive socially and emotionally and help them have the best school year of their life!