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Ask a Therapist: My Child Is Showing Signs of Anxiety

Discover a 2-step plan to empower anxious kids

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Mother, therapist, and children’s book author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC, provides a two-step plan for when our little ones begin to feel stress, anxiety, and fears about the world around them.

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Enhancing Self-Regulation Through Play Therapy

Free trauma-informed play therapy demonstration & worksheets

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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Rethink, Reassess, Relabel: How to Use Reframing to Appreciate the Moment

Free reframing exercise to help kids harness the power of happiness!

Reframing is a useful skill that can turn tricky and frustrating situations into something more positive. Maureen Healy provides free resources for kids to practice finding a silver lining.

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Helping Kids Face Fear and Anxiety Head-On

Age-appropriate worksheets to help kids develop coping strategies & build resilience

Help educate children about anxiety, empowering them with awareness while opening the conversation to help normalize their experience with these age-specific worksheets from PESI author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC!

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Looking on the Bright Side: Using Optimism to Create Happiness

Help kids practice optimism with a FREE worksheet download

Kids will inevitably be faced with challenging moments. Help them harness the power of an optimistic mindset with free resources from PESI author Maureen Healy.

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Havening for Kids: 2 Powerful Stress-Busting Tools

Advice and video demonstration from Dr. Kate Truitt

Whether they're experiencing hyperarousal or hypoarousal, kids often need the help of a caregiver to return to a more calm, alert state. Dr. Kate Truitt shares two simple but effective techniques to help kids cope with stress and stay regulated.

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Helping Kids Face Obstacles Head-On

Two stress-busting exercises to build coping skills

Kids will face obstacles every day—but it can be a good thing! Psychotherapist and parenting educator Katie Hurley, LCSW, details how we can guide children to tackle any problem, big or small.

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Top 5 Books For Kids This Holiday Season

Top selections on topics like mindfulness, boundaries, self-regulation, and more

PESI Team

Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your life? Check out this list of our publishing team's top picks.

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5 Tips for Telehealth with Kids

Strategies for success, plus 2 free worksheets

Though all mental health providers face challenges in adapting to telehealth, those who work with children face additional challenges. Amy Marschall, PsyD, shares five strategies to keep young clients engaged, plus two of her favorite exercises to use during telehealth sessions.

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Initiation & Activation: 2 Exercises to Help Kids Focus

Strategies to Promote Success in Students with ADHD & Executive Function Challenges

Many students struggle to get started on tasks because they simply don't know how or where to begin. Help set them up for success with simple exercises from Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, a mental health professional and certified ADHD coach.

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