Compassion fatigue in early childhood educators

  • Sascha

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    April 16, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    Reach out for help from another teacher if I need it, but try to take deep breaths and remember that what is currently happening and what is triggering bad memories or compassion fatigue in me are not the same things, that the child in front of me is simply asking for help or trying to fulfill a need and deserves my best foot forward and a clear head. It also helps to remember that I can reach out for help if needed and that the classroom is a safe space.

    • Jamie

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      April 17, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Sascha, you have given all teachers and caregivers an excellent method for dealing with this issue.

  • Megan

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    April 22, 2023 at 1:04 am

    communicatiing with my other teachers, and stepping out of the classroom for a moment if i need.

  • Brooklyn

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    April 29, 2023 at 5:10 am

    i reach out to a co worker to seek help and guidance

  • Priya Anand

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    May 1, 2023 at 1:47 am

    I would take time off and go for a nice vacation and take time off and staty home and give myself ample self care.

  • kadija hussen

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    May 1, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Stepping away and refueling would be the best way to handle it.

  • veena

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    May 2, 2023 at 1:39 am

    I would take a break from caregiving responsibilities and talk to my family or friends about my feelings for support. Or I can engage myself in one of my hobbies or interests.

  • Fabian

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    May 2, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Some strategies I use include seeking support from colleagues, taking time for self-care, engaging in stress-reducing activities, and seeking professional help if needed. It’s important to take care of yourself, it is essential for being able to provide high-quality care to the children in a program.

  • Maria ramos Henriquez

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    May 11, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Tómese un momento para dar un paso atrás y respirar. Date cuenta de que la situación no siempre puede ser resuelta solo por ti. Tenga una conversación segura y abierta con un compañero de trabajo o alguien en quien confíe. Recuerda que si no te sientes al 100%, también afectará la forma en que interactúas con el resto de los niños.Tómese un momento para dar un paso atrás y respirar. Date cuenta de que la situación no siempre puede ser resuelta solo por ti. Tenga una conversación segura y abierta con un compañero de trabajo o alguien en quien confíe. Recuerda que si no te sientes al 100%, también afectará la forma en que interactúas con el resto de los niños.

  • April

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    May 13, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Talk to peers and find some self-care things to do, for example, reading you favorite book, having calm music in the background while cleaning the house, making a list of positive reflections, and writing in a journal .

  • Aster

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    May 14, 2023 at 9:42 pm

    I would connect with my therapist, practice meditation. Figure out a way to re-align.

  • Jennifer

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    May 15, 2023 at 12:14 am

    Learn your limits and communicate with your peers. Remind yourself that you are working with children and think about how you would want to be treated in that situation. Give yourself some grace.

  • Ann Marie

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    May 15, 2023 at 4:12 am

    I set aside time to recharge myself. small things here or there but the definitely add up.

  • Deseray Vazquez

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    May 16, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Do multiple breathing exercises and lean on my peers with open communication.

  • Apria Hunter-Brown

    Member
    May 18, 2023 at 6:08 am

    I would definitely communicate with my peers so someone will know incase I get too down, and maybe take sometime out for myself to recharge and come back to performing to the best of my ability.

  • Jordan

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    May 23, 2023 at 9:34 pm

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

    I work to be honest about how I’m feeling with my co-workers and may request a brain break if the children are the cause of my frustration.

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