Member question:

Does anyone have any yuck release strategies that have worked with a 7 year old boy? I’ve tried roses & thorns (doesn’t want to talk), I’ve tried meditation/breathing (he thinks it’s silly), I’ve tried letting him vent (he doesn’t want to talk).


Rachel’s response:

He’s probably not willing to suggest anything, is he?

My instinct is that a 7 year old boy will need some physical strategy in the moment, especially if his emotions get really big. (That becomes a lot of energy inside!) And if he won’t talk about / practice them, he’ll need a model of healthy emotional regulation that he can witness over and over.