Counselor’s Corner

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This week students watched the two following videos as we discussed how stress does affect our bodies.  Students discussed how their bodies react when they are stressed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE&t=59s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fL-pn80s-c&t=208s

Students shared their own personal strategies with other students.  Such as taking a walk, playing basketball, listening to music, etc.  Each student looked at what they could and could not control in their lives.  For those things that were beyond their control, students identify what they could control.  For example, we discussed how we cannot control the weather, but we can control how we dress for the weather, and where we can go for safety in course of a storm.  Students looked at the factors within their power to solve issues or problems.

Here are excellent sites for you to help your child.

https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/sites/default/files/40259890.pdf

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/stress-coping.html

https://stressfreekids.com/

http://www.heysigmund.com/how-to-help-your-child-cope-with-stress/

Sara Le Blanc, Elementary School Counselor, MPCSD

 

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