In LSCI training, we teach professionals and parents the basics about how kids’ brains respond to stressful situations.  This blog post provides a great overview of this brain-based way of understanding how little people are overcome by emotions–and gives clear, easy-to-implement advice on what NOT to say when a child is overwhelmed by fear or anxiety.  It also gives great advice for words and phrases that are truly helpful in allowing a young person’s brain to calm down so that they can think more clearly and cope with their feelings.  Definitely worth a read!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/renee-jain/5-phrases-to-avoid-saying_b_8183684.html

 

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