Teaching Your Child How to "Deep Breathe"

Feeling stressed, angry, or nervous? It's time to practice the exercise detailed in Deep Breathe to breathe your cares away. The activity brings the focus back to one's self and identifies the importance of staying calm. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Start each day with the Deep Breathe exercise to decrease feelings of nervousness or anger 
  • Practice the exercise whenever you observe your class becoming angry, stressed, or nervous 
  • Make copies and send instructions home with scholars so they can continue calming themselves and share the strategy with their family members
Classroom Considerations

  • The text is written in a casual, conversational style 
Pros

  • Since stress and anxiety affects the body physically as well as emotionally, performing Deep Breathe allows for body awareness and makes identifying feelings easier
  • People of all ages can benefit from this calming exercise 
Cons

  • None