"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Feelings Thermometer made from paint samples for TF-CBT therapy I created with clients. Teens used their own words as the gages and younger clients used #s.
This Emotion Chart Will Help You Understand The Root Of Everything You Feel
Problems, triggers & reactions. Understanding & addressing our own triggers & resulting behaviours. The start of the journey of change.
I'm in Charge of Me! A Counseling Game (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Free printable coping skills cards are useful for teachers, counselors, or parents wanting to help kids self-regulate their emotions.
Handout to teach kids about deep breathing for relaxation. Great tool to help kids calm down when worried, angry, or hyper. Click to download the pdf!
Printable DBT Diary Card (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Spin the wheel of coping skills! Art of Social Work