This week, we are working on calming down strong feelings. The last time we met, students practiced saying the words "Stop. I feel ______." to name their feeling. They used it to target a range of emotions, including angry, scared, frustrated, and sad. This week, we discussed a special way of breathing called belly breathing. When someone uses belly breathing, they put their hands just above their belly button. Students then breath slowly in through their nose and out through their mouth. Combining these strategies can be effective at helping us to calm down strong feelings.
If you have a moment, please review these strategies with your children. You can even encourage them to try them at home.
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