Tip Sheets: Stress Behaviors in Young Children

Our evidence-based Tip Sheets for early childhood professionals break topics down into two parts: theory (Introducing It) and practice (Applying It). Download these free resources.

Introducing It: Understanding and Recognizing Stress Behaviors in Young Children

This tip sheet introduces what causes unmanageable stress in children, the role the brain plays, and the impact a child’s unmanageable stress may have on caregiving adults. It also describes what children need to remain emotionally regulated.

Applying It: Responding to Unmanageable Stress Behaviors in Young Children

This tip sheet introduces the steps adult caregivers can take in preventing stress in a child before challenging behaviors occur, and how to respond when a child uses behavior to communicate feelings.

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