Reply To: Emotional Release for Early Learning Providers

  • Kierra Jenkins

    November 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm
    • To get through a tough moment, take a few deep breaths – deep breathing helps reduce feelings of stress and tension.
    • Follow the 10-foot rule. Place the child in a safe place and walk 10 feet away until you have calmed down.
    • Talk to someone. It can help to share your thoughts and feelings. I like to talk to my mom.
    • Go for a walk with the child. A simple walk around the block can help calm both you and the child.
    • Keep a tea bag with cinnamon such as a chai tea bag handy and sniff
    • Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, one thing you can taste
    • Taking deep breaths as well as meditating can also be a good source of stress relief.