Self-Care is a deliberate and conscious effort to take care of our emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. Self-Care is being kind to ourselves, our minds and our bodies. When we practice self-care, we do better in school, our relationships with others are healthier, and feelings of anxiety and depression are diminished.
Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.
A Self-Care Checklist to do with your Kids
Self-Care Tips for Kids
8 Ways to Promote Kids Mental Health
45 Self-Care Activities
5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids
How to Talk with your Teenager About Self-Care
11 Self-Care Tips for Teens
12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself
80 Self-Care Activities for Teens
Self-Care and Parenting
Yoga for Stress Relief
3 Minute Breathing Mindful Meditation
Emotional Regulation is the way we handle big feelings like anger, disappointment and anxiety. Emotional Regulation (sometimes called self-regulation) is the ability to identify your feelings, and express them in a healthy and appropriate way. Emotional regulation does not mean getting rid of feelings, but rather being aware of them. Once we are aware of our emotions, we can take control in the way we express them. Below you will find resources you can use at home to better understand emotional regulation, and help teach this important skill to your child.
Emotional Regulation in Children
When “big feelings” are a problem
30 Activities and Games for Self-Regulation
8 Emotional Regulation Techniques
Why do we Lose Control of Our Emotions?
Inside Out-Guess the Feeling
10 Emotional Tools Every Teen Needs to be Taught
Help Teens Learn to Control Emotions
Techniques for Teens to Cope with Emotions
How to Help Teens Manage their Emotions and Accept their Feelings
Emotional Intelligence Packet for Teens
Coping Skills are tools and techniques a person can use to help handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and increase mental wellbeing. In short, coping skills are things we do, to change the way we feel. Coping Skills are very person specific. Something that helps one person to cope well, may have little effect on another. Often experimentation is needed to find coping skills that work for us. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.
Teaching Kids Coping Skills
Developing Coping Skills-5 Ways to Help
How to Teach Kids Coping Skills to Manage Big Feelings
15 Coping Strategies for Kids
18 Coping Skill Activities
5 Coping Skills Teens Need to Know
Teaching Teens Strategies for Coping Wish Stress
30 Healthy Coping Skills for Teens
Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression
Teach your Teenager Coping Skills for Wellbeing
A-Z of Coping Strategies
Self-Image is the mental picture we have of ourselves. It is the way we see our abilities, behavior, appearance and personality. When we have a positive self-image, we recognize and own our talents, abilities and potential, while being realistic about our shortcomings and limitations. A positive self-image focus’ on strengths and assets. It includes nurturing our self-esteem and having an accurate self-perception. When a person thinks positively about who they are, their talents, their life experiences and their abilities, they are more likely to understand themselves, have confidence, practice self-control, and achieve their goals. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.
Your Child’s Self-Esteem
10 Ways to Nurture Your Childs Self-Concept
How to Create a Healthy Self Image in Your Child
7 Simple Activities to Boost Self-Esteem in Children
Simple Self-Esteem Activities for Kids
Self-Esteem: How to Feel Awesome About Being You
A Story about Confidence and Self-Love
Reflection In Me
What is Self-Concept?
Fostering a Positive Self-Image
What is Self-Image, and How do we Improve it?
Teens, Body Image and Social Media
12 Activities to Start Building Self-Esteem Today
18 Self-Esteem Activities for Teens and Adults
Social Media and Teenage Self-Esteem
Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Responsibility is the ability to be trusted to do what is right, and to accomplish the things that need to be done. Responsibility is being dependable. It’s doing what you are supposed to do. When a person is responsible, they are trustworthy and they honor their commitments. As students grow and transition into adulthood, responsibility is an important skill that will help them find success in life. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.
15 Tips to Raise a Responsible Child
9 Tips for Teaching Kids Responsibility
Games that Teach Responsibly
5 Games to Teach Young Children Responsibility
10 Simple Activities to Build Responsibility in Kids
Making Tough Choices with Kid President
How to Teach your Teenager About Financial Responsibility
17 Skills to Teach Responsibility
Personal Responsibility Activities for Teens
Chore List for Teens
Self-Control is the ability to recognize feelings, thoughts and impulses, and act on them in appropriate and healthy ways. It is the ability to act the right way at the right time. Self-Control can be one of the most difficult skills for children (and adults) to master. It takes time and practice. Below you will find resources you can use at home to better understand self-control, and help teach this important skill to your child.
Self-Control: What it Means for Kids
Helping Your Grade School Child Gain Self-Control
Games that Teach Self-Control
Sesame Street: Self-Control
Teaching Self-Control to Teens
Helping your High School Child Gain Self-Control
Helping Teens Learn Self-Control