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One Solution to Covid Stress Related Behavior

Do your children seem to be more sensitive than they were a year ago? Do they respond to the simplest irritations with emotional reactions? You are not alone. 

Parents have been reaching out for solutions for dealing with crying jags, emotional outbursts, and negative behavior that is unusual for their children.

We are seeing the results of being in an extended period of stress resulting from isolation and lack of normalcy. Our world and that of our children has been nothing but unpredictable. They lack physical activity and interaction with peers.  They are also experiencing extended periods of technology use and the challenges it creates. 

Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution explains the reason for the abnormal behaviors we are all seeing his video on tapping.  It might just be the thing you are looking for to deal with the unusual stress related behaviors you are seeing related to our Covid situation and explain why children are acting out more now than ever before.. Click here to view the video now. 

I have seen the stress response manifest in my students over the years, but never the numbers of stressed children I am seeing now. In the past, I referred them to pediatric Occupational Therapists who helped them regulate their sensory systems. 

The most effective tool I have witnesses is Tapping Technique Nick spoke about. The technique is “a scientifically proven technique that works to rewire the brain by sending calming signals to the amygdala, the stress center of the brain, allowing both the body and brain to release limitations from negative experiences, emotions, thoughts and much more that result in emotional outbursts that prevent children from managing their behavior.”The negative impact of the stress of going on-line or having limited physical contact with peers is showing in all of us. Children act out by crying, throwing things, and hitting. Teens act out by becoming depressed, belligerent, or defying authority. Some escape in their games that result in a dopamine seeking stress response that aggravates the sensory system even more.  Helping our children understand the stress they have sustained for the past year and why they feel the way they do is not enough. They need some stress releasers. In some cases mindfulness training can help, but if they are over stressed already they need the simple but effective techniques Tapping provides. I have used it in my personal interactions with those who know how to press my buttons. I highly recommend

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