Tips for Kids

All of us need to have good resources to deal with scary, overwhelming situations.

If you need help or would like to talk to someone about what you're feeling, call the PIRC Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN, 9am-10pm.

Here are some ideas for kids who are feeling upset or stressed:

  • Talk to your school counselor, or a friend.
  • Draw a picture about how you feel.
  • Write in your diary.
  • Get more sleep if you're tired.
  • Read a book or listen to music.
  • Exercise, walk, bike or shoot baskets.
  • Try to talk and listen to the person who made you feel this way.
  • Feelings are always OK. But no matter how bad you feel, don't hurt yourself or someone else.
  • When someone does something that makes you feel bad, use an 'I' message: "I get frustrated when you won't listen to my side of the story."
  • If you're feeling bad about yourself, turn bad into good. When you think something bad about yourself, try to remember something good too.

Please print and share tip sheets below:

Helping kids understand - What is Child Abuse and Neglect
Tips for Bullying Prevention

Tips for Children experiencing Violence in their home.