Research has shown that children's thoughts and "self-statements" can actually affect their physical feelings of anxiety. When children say positive, affirming statements to themselves, they often report feeling less anxiety and feel more capable of handling stressful moments or anxious feelings. For example, a child who is able to say statements such as, "I am brave and smart and can take good care of myself" is typically able to cope better than the child who continually says negative "self-statements" such as, "I can't handle this-I'll fail".
Coping Cards are palm-sized, colorful cards that have pre-printed positive "self-statements" that have been designed specifically for children. Children can read the statements on the cards anytime, and can store them easily in a backpack or pocket for quick, easy reminders of their ability to cope with whatever comes their way.
In its newest edition, Coping Cards now include several blank cards in addition to the pre-printed cards for your child to personally tailor specific cards to his or her fears or concerns.
Appropriate for children between the ages of approximately 5-14 years, Coping Cards are a great tool for boosting youngsters' confidence in their ability to cope with stress and anxiety.