Simple Coping Skills Ideas for Kids

As kids grow older, they face new stressors and challenges. By helping your child develop healthy coping skills (tools to help them manage their feelings and reduce stress), you’re helping them become more resilient (better able to handle life’s ups and downs).

Everyone is different, and what works one day may not work the next. Encourage your child to try lots of different coping strategies to help them find what works best for them. The options are limitless, but keep in mind that it is difficult to learn something new when we are anxious, tired, distracted or upset. Be sure to teach and practice new coping skills when everyone is calm.

Download a printable coping skills tip sheet (in English and Spanish).

coping skills tip sheet