Using choices can help manage power struggles, support independence, improve confidence, and build self-esteem. Remind parents to offer young children two acceptable choices to pick from in order to help them to feel in control, and allow children to begin to exert their own decision-making power.
To help you manage stress, the California Virtual Training Academy created a Stress Buster video series, which presents evidence-based interventions that can help to reduce stress, improve health, and build resilience. The Stress Busters are defined in the Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health. PACEs Connection and ACEs Aware also created a handout based on seven evidence-based stress busters.