This is the second in a series of three posts we hope will provide useful resources for teachers and parents in helping kids cope with the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Our hearts are with all of the affected families in Newtown, Connecticut.
The following excerpt is from the book Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children, by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore. The book goes into greater detail about the authors’ nationally acclaimed COPE program for helping kids deal with anxiety. We thought this particular technique would be especially relevant for kids experiencing acute fear and anxiety in the wake of Newtown.
Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children (2002) — 9780787960407