Coping Skills for Kids was founded in 2015 by Janine Halloran, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a mom of 2.
As a counselor working primarily with children and adolescents for the last 15 years, Janine has seen the value of learning healthy coping skills early in life. Children who are able to cope in healthy ways will be more resilient and manage stress better as adults.
As a parent of two elementary school age children, Janine has been teaching these coping skills at home to her own children. She understands from first hand experience that it’s not always perfect. She strives for making progress, however small a step it is.
Janine wanted to create a place where parents could get resources to teach their child how to cope. Coping Skills for Kids provides products and resources to help kids learn to cope with the daily challenges of life. Janine has created both downloadable and physical products for Coping Skills for Kids to help support children. The products are made to be used with either a family member or another trusted adult, like a school counselor or therapist.
In addition to those products, there are recommendations for helpful books that can support both parents and children on the journey to finding healthy coping skills. There are also a variety of recommended products that can be used to help kids cope with stress, anxiety and anger.
No one should feel ashamed or be embarrassed to seek help if their child is struggling. Mental Health Awareness is a passion of Janine’s. Because of that, Coping Skills for Kids donates 5% of their profits to the National Alliance on Mental Illness - specifically to the Massachusetts chapter - where her business is based and where she has lived the majority of her life.
Feel free to contact Janine at: info at copingskillsforkids dot com