Calm and Confident Kids
Helping kids manage worry, stress and anxiety
Calm and Confident Kids - A Parents Guide to Helping Children manage worry, learn to calm themselves and to cope in tough times
Many children go through periods of time when they feel anxious, stressed and worried. Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed psychological disorder in children. Even when children don't meet the criteria for a "disorder" - many have a tendency towards getting worried and stressed.
Research tells us that what parents do makes a big difference to how well children cope with worry and anxiety. There are specific steps parents can take to help the child manage and resolve problems, calm themselves down, and help build their resilience - and unfortunately there are also things parents accidentally do which make anxiety worse over time.
This seminar covers the most important steps parents can take to help worried, sad and stressed kids.
It is designed to be practical and give strategies that parents can immediately use with children in all situations. It includes advice on "what to say", what to NOT do, how to answer tricky questions and how to increase resilience and coping skills in children themselves.
Despite the serious topic, there is plenty of humour and fun in the seminar, videos, case examples - as well as time allowed for questions about tricky kids and tricky situations.
“The parents and staff of our schools found the ‘Calm and Confident’ seminar to be very beneficial and insightful. The information was easy to understand, coupled with practical strategies which helped parents to feel more equipped in helping their families. I would highly recommend the seminars from Developing Minds Psychology as a fantastic resource”
— Holly Taylor, Chaplain, Braeview Primary School and Happy Valley Primary School
This seminar is approximately 75 -90 minutes in length.