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Emotional Release for Early Learning Providers
TimMemberJanuary 3, 2023 at 4:13 am
regular exercise, playing guitar, reading, praying, reading the Bible, connecting in meaningful community where I am known, pausing to reflect on and appreciate times when my work with children seems meaningful.
MemberJanuary 3, 2023 at 6:52 am
If you are stressed and need a moment ask someone to step in. Walk outside for some fresh air and take deep breathes and rebalance your self again.
MemberJanuary 3, 2023 at 7:33 pm
I find a good relationship with my coworkers and management team is essential. It gives a person a place to go to talk and vent also dance party or running outside with kids is a huge help
CaitlynMemberJanuary 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm
I think something that I am discovering is that bringing food that feels nourishing and like I am caring for myself is really helpful. Also bringing tea or something warm makes a big difference and staying hydrated. Taking my breaks free from time on my phone and focused on movement or taking stock of how I am doing and checking in with myself and noticing when I am stressed or struggling during the day and cultivating and environment with fellow teachers and staff of checking in with each other and offering support if a teacher needs a break from a challenging moment.
MemberJanuary 5, 2023 at 11:21 pm
I find taking deep breaths and drinking water are helpful when I’m feeling a little frustrated or upset. If it gets worse, I think leaving the situation, walking away or out of the classroom (leaving someone there with the children) is very important.
MemberJanuary 7, 2023 at 4:08 am
I personally like to talk a walk or bath when I am feeling stressed. Sometimes I will meditate or just talk to my husband about my day or ask for advice on how to solve the cause of my stress if possible.
MemberJanuary 8, 2023 at 10:44 pm
To be completely honest, I pray. When I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed while at work, I just funnel my emotions into silent, mental prayers to God and I try to focus on what I’ve been taught and what I know instead of those said emotions. When I’m at home, guided Christian meditations and laying on my bed with the lights off and listening to music really helps, too. When I have the energy for it, journaling/writing about my feelings really helps as well.
MemberJanuary 10, 2023 at 2:17 am
When I am stressed I like to walk my dog, go for drives or take a nap.
AshleyMemberJanuary 13, 2023 at 11:26 pm
I work in a classroom with 3 other teachers, when I’m stressed or need a moment I’ll tell the people I work with and either go to the kitchen to get some water and a snack, or I’ll go to the bathroom to just breath for a minute. I also have some comforting scents I keep with me in my purse that help me calm down.
Most of the time, though, I find it easiest to just put myself into the position of the child when they are stressed and it’s causing me stress. I think about what’s making them stressed, why it’s stressful for them, how I can best help, and this helps me feel more in tune with the child. I feel less stressed and upset. Actually, the most stressed I ever felt was while working with a new baby, I couldn’t get him to stop crying and I felt horrible because I couldn’t figure out what he needed. This went away as I got to understand his schedule more, and now he’s one of the sweetest and happiest baby ever.
MarissaMemberJanuary 15, 2023 at 11:47 pm
Deep breathing, prayer, exercising and processing with a trusted friend
MemberJanuary 17, 2023 at 12:25 am
Making sure i am healthy at every level (physically, emtionally, mentally, spirtually) really helps replenish my self allowing me to continue to nurture others. I also make it a point to vent and decompress each night with my partner.
MemberJanuary 17, 2023 at 7:56 pm
I like to listen to music or do physical activity.
MemberJanuary 18, 2023 at 5:17 pm
I have a specific playlist on Spotify to listen to when I am feeling powerful emotions
MemberJanuary 23, 2023 at 11:33 pm
I remind myself that people are trusting their children with me and it gives me a sense of duty and helps me through the stressful and emotional moments
KaitlynMemberJanuary 24, 2023 at 3:46 pm
Breathing techniques and during my break taking a few minutes for myself and closing my eyes to try and relax my body and my mind.