How To Help A Child In Constant Fight Or Flight

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Why A Child in Constant Fight or Flight Mode The fight or flight response within each of us was designed to help us deal with feeling fear in our lives. Nowadays, it is more likely triggered by more complex worries such as job interviews, an exam or social situations.

Tips and Tricks Encourage deep breathing. This is important even if you are the only one taking some deep breaths. This works two-fold. One, the child is likely to pick up on the breathing and join in, and two, this will help you remain calm in the stressful moments.

Tips and Tricks Try not to rationalize or bargain with the child.

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