Oh my… Have we ever been dealing with some big emotions lately. Miss G’s always been a spirited kiddo who feels things deeply, but in the last few months it’s been at a whole new level. Especially after school. I’ve been doing my best to to not bombard her with questions immediately after picking her up, to not ask too much of her as soon as we walk in the door, and to make sure she’s got a big snack and glass of water once home, but even then – some days are just extremely emotional for her.
As frustrating and as hard as it can be sometimes, I’m trying to tackle it as we would any other difficult situation – by helping her find strategies to cope and get through it. Things that help her work through her emotions. And so when I came across this anti-anxiety kit created by Sharla of The Chaos and the Clutter, I wondered if something similar would help Miss G in situations when she was feeling anxious, upset, or angry. I asked and she was totally on board, so we began collecting the items for this little calm down kit together.