Coping Kids is a month-long virtual summer program developed by Dr. Carly Mayer created for young children struggling to manage their emotional reactions effectively in the face of “big feelings.” When calm, children may be equipped to share their thoughts and feelings, compromise, and think through their actions. In moments of stress, frustration, anger, anxiety, sadness, or even excitement, helping your child to access words and appropriate behaviors often feels impossible.
The Coping Kids summer program gives parents and children an opportunity to learn emotion regulation skills together, using the power of the parent-child relationship to create more manageable moments. Children and parents are provided with a coping toolbox to guide families through emotional experiences, coupled with a specific reinforcement systems to further the development of self-regulation skills. This program incorporates evidence-based approaches with engaging activities to help children and parents learn new skills within a virtual, small-group experience.