Teaching kids about their brains – Part 5 : fight-flight-freeze

Changes to routines or unexpected situations can be difficult for kids to deal with. For some children it triggers their fight-flight-freeze response because the unknown is scary!

Changes to routines or unexpected situations can be difficult for kids to deal with. For some children it triggers their fight-flight-freeze response because the unknown is scary!

Help your child to recognise the signs of what the fight-flight-freeze response looks like for them and teach them controlled breathing as a way to calm their body.

If you know changes are ahead, make sure you give your child plenty of notice of what is coming, describe what they should expect and let them ask questions.

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