Coping Skills Worksheet for Kids

SECTION A.

Kids experience different feelings just as adults do.

Kids need to learn coping skills to manage their emotions in a healthy way.

Coping skills or coping mechanisms are the conscious thoughts and behaviours used to deal with stressful situations.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

The stress and coping theory focuses on how we all manage the adverse effects of stress. 

Coping skills are developed or learned over time starting from when we are children.

Coping skills help kids understand how to face tough situations, manage their emotions, and work towards regulating stress in their minds and bodies.

Learning to manage emotions is a skill that kids must practice.

Parents always need to be aware of their child’s shift in moods and behaviour. Without healthy coping skills, kids will likely act out or turn to unhealthy coping strategies like alcohol, binge eating or self-starvation. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

Coping skills can help kids handle stress by teaching them physical and emotional coping skills to help them navigate the stress that comes with life’s challenges, from school pressure to the stressful or unexpected situations of everyday life.

Emotion-focused coping skills help kids deal with their feelings so that they can feel less stressed.

Problem-focused coping skills help kids take action to change difficult or stressful situations.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Kids should use this worksheet any time they are struggling with stress or having trouble coping with difficult situations.

Coping Skills Worksheet for Kids

SECTION B.

  1. What does stress mean to you?
  1. Identify ways in which you can handle difficult or stressful situations.
  1. What are some of your fears?
  1. How do you deal with your fears?
  1. What coping skills can you learn to help you deal with your fears?
  1. Problem-solving 

There are many ways to solve problems.

Identify four problems you have encountered and four solutions to these problems.

You can do this activity with a parent or someone you trust.

PROBLEMSOLUTION
  1. Pros and cons

A pros and cons list will help you make more healthy decisions when faced with stressful or difficult situations.

Create a pros and cons list when you are faced with a challenging decision.

You can do this activity with a parent or someone you trust.

PROSCONS

You can download this worksheet here.

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References

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Psych Central. (©2005-2022). Coping Skills to Hep Kids Manage Stress. Available at: https://psychcentral.com/health/coping-skills-for-kids#why-kids-need-coping-skill.[Accessed November 02, 2022]

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Very Well. (© 2022). 15 Coping Strategies for Kids.

Available at: https://www.verywellfamily.com/coping-skills-for-kids-4586871. [Accessed November 02, 2022]