Helping Very Young Children to Manage Big Worries

In this two-hour virtual session, you’ll be taught to fully understand your role when it comes to helping young children to cope with big worries. By learning how to become a ‘buffer’, you’ll be in a position to support these children to recognise, understand, manage, and regulate these emotions.

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Course Information

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Overview

Course overview

It’s a common misconception that anxious feelings are negative and harmful for development. In fact, all young children experience some level of fear or anxiety from time to time. This is completely normal.

In this two-hour virtual session, you’ll be taught to fully understand your role when it comes to helping young children to cope with big worries. By learning how to become a ‘buffer’, you’ll be in a position to support these children to recognise, understand, manage, and regulate these emotions.  So, they may develop a robust stress regulation system and grow into emotionally resilient young people.

Drawing on current research into brain development, ‘Helping very young children to manage big worries’ dives into the neuroscience behind anxiety and its associated behaviours. It also furnishes you with tools, top tips, and tried-and-tested strategies for responding in ways that promote brain integration and emotional regulation.

Actionable insights, tips, and techniques

By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll feel confident understanding:

  • What anxiety is
  • The various types of anxiety you’re likely to encounter in nursery settings
  • The different behaviours that may indicate a child is feeling anxious
  • How to respond to these varying behaviours in a positive and supportive way
  • Ways to support young children to recognise and understand these emotions
  • How to help children to regulate these feelings and communicate them to others
  • How to coach other staff members to recognise and respond to children’s anxiety
  • When the anxiety witnessed is a cause for concern and interrupting learning

Suitable for

Thrive Licensed Practitioners.

Structure

Course structure

2-hour webinar.

Outcomes

Course outcomes

‘Helping Very Young Children to Manage Big Worries’ is worth 5 CPD points to Thrive Licensed Practitioners.

By the end of this two-hour session, you’ll feel confident understanding:

  • What anxiety is
  • The various types of anxiety you’re likely to encounter in nursery settings
  • The different behaviours that may indicate a child is feeling anxious
  • How to respond to these varying behaviours in a positive and supportive way
  • Ways to support young children to recognise and understand these emotions
  • How to help children to regulate these feelings and communicate them to others
  • How to coach other staff members to recognise and respond to children’s anxiety
  • When the anxiety witnessed is a cause for concern and interrupting learning

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