Self-Silencing Worksheet for Children

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As adults, children often practice silence or withhold their emotions, needs, or desires. It can be the result of learning from the adults (like the mother) and, as the literature suggests, the sign of trauma or vulnerability. It may result in emotional and behavioral problems among children.  

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works on negative thoughts and offers their replacement with positive ones. One of the strategies is to use role-plays to introduce the desired emotional expressions to the child. It will help children suffering from issues of self-expression to learn adequate behavior.

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help children learn expression effectively and desirably rather than practicing silence, which makes them vulnerable to mental health challenges.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for parents or primary caregivers to find and work on the negative approach of silencing practiced by their children and make them learn the appropriate behavior. Counselors/practitioners can use it as per the need.

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