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9 Ideas to help your child calm down

Children struggle with very big emotions and sometimes they struggle to find healthy ways to cope with them and calm down.

Here are 9 simple and easy ways to help your child calm down:

  1. Go outside and kick a ball or run around

  2. Blow up a balloon

  3. Ask for a hug

  4. Listen to music or sing a song

  5. Talk to someone

  6. Punch a pillow

  7. Write a letter or a story

  8. Draw a picture

  9. Close your eyes and think of a calm place

Below is a free printable that you can print out and give to your child to help them in that situation! Stick it somewhere they can see it to help them remember. Click here to download.

Ways to help your child calm down

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