Compassion fatigue in early childhood educators

  • Compassion fatigue in early childhood educators

    Posted by Irene on October 13, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    As an early childhood learning provider, What do you do when you start feeling compassion fatigue?

    Rachelle replied 1 day, 2 hours ago 103 Members · 312 Replies
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  • Kina

    October 14, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Be open with peers and have open communication with them.

    • Mya

      November 20, 2023 at 12:02 am

      Having communication about what’s going on and or getting ideas on how to handle the situation talking with coworkers or reaching out to friends

    • Kithana

      January 10, 2024 at 2:09 am

      When I am experiencing compassion fatigue, I take breaks, speak with coworkers or a supervisor, engage in self-care activities such as meditation or hobbies, and seek support to recharge and refocus on providing care for the children.

  • aparna ravipati

    October 15, 2022 at 4:53 am

    develop self strategy ,let go of on result,create strong network , be authentic ,practice mindfulness ,

  • Rachel

    October 26, 2022 at 4:21 am

    develop good communication with people around you, your coworkers so you could be able to talk to them about how you’re feeling.

    • Jamie

      November 1, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Communication is key. Thank you

  • Nahomi

    October 30, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Take a moment to step back and breathe. Realize that the situation can’t always be solved by just you. Have a safe and open conversation with a coworker or someone you trust. Remember that if you aren’t feeling 100%, it’ll affect how you interact with the rest of the children as well.

    • Diamon

      January 3, 2023 at 10:57 am

      I would just communicate, & let my coworkers know how i’m feeling. Take a moment to myself to reflect, write down ideas & meditate.

  • Andraya

    November 5, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    communicate with those around you, have safe open and supportive network to talk to, meditate, journal focus on what you can control.

  • Bonnie Claire

    November 5, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    I dive deep into my hobbies and things I love doing. I spend time with family and dine with them.

    • Jamie

      November 12, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Good strategies.

  • jess

    November 11, 2022 at 7:29 am

    I will have a conversation in the open with your peers and have a good communication.

  • miranda

    November 17, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Have open communication and take a moment to breathe with your peers.

  • Kristin

    November 17, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I think in times like that I would turn to my support systems, speak to my coworkers or supervisor, my friends and family, maybe even a therapists if I need to heal from trauma from my own past if it comes up. Taking deep breaths or a timeout in the moment might be helpful, and taking time to do the things that I enjoy when I get home are also good ways to help cope.

  • shannon

    November 18, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    I make sure to limit the amount of sad news I read and do things that make me feel recharged and take time for a gratitude list.

    • Jamie

      December 5, 2022 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you, the gratitude list is wonderful recharger.

  • El Sollman

    December 3, 2022 at 1:47 am

    When I feel compassion fatigue I try to take time to myself and I reach out to a friend who maybe has time to show me compassion and allow me to vent.

  • Lauren

    December 4, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Growing a good relationship with your coworkers can be really helpful with stress of work. They understand because they do the same thing as you and they could also share what helps them manage their emotions and also give you input and encouragement.

  • Maria

    December 7, 2022 at 4:49 am

    When I start feeling compassion fatigue, I will give myself time to think or read articles about it. Maybe I’ll think about what I need to do, not just to have compassion but to help people.

  • Haley

    December 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    It is important to have open communication with your coworkers about the way you are feeling. Sometimes it is good to take a step back and recharge so that you can better serve others around you.

    • Jamie

      December 15, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      How do you re-charge?

  • Jailee

    December 15, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Its important to be able to communicate with peers about how you are feeling, and to take time to de-stress and re-adjust yourself.

    • Jamie

      December 15, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      What are your de-stress techniques?

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