Posted in Anger Management, Behavior, Therapy

Personalized Coping Skills Practice Wheel

Conflict resolution, coping skills, problem solving….you can make this wheel into whatever works for your child’s needs!
  • Paper plates
  • Drawing utensils
  • Brads (cut out an arrow–put a brad through it so it connects to the center of the plate.)
  • Your brain!
Identify what your child’s wheel will center around (Are they having conflicts at home? Conflicts at school? Anger in general? Anxiety?). Once you have an idea of their current struggles, brainstorm with your child various coping and conflict resolution skills they can utilize (review ones learned in the past or identify new ones).
Provide your child with the paper plate, cut it up like a pie (quarter it with a marker/pencil). Have them fill in the coping skills of their choice (from the brainstorming) in all the open spots. Make the arrow and stick it on. Now have them give it a whirl! Guess what you can do now? PRACTICE how they can utilize this tool in the future!!!


Mother, Pediatric Nurse and a Trail Blazer for Positive Change.

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