Our ACTPaks have been carefully selected and designed to help you ACT when your child feels overwhelmed by big emotions. Generally, children can't put into words what is going on when they are in this state. Most commonly their behaviour shows you that they are not coping so providing tools that engage their senses can help relieve symtoms associated when they are in freeze, fight or flight. We strongly recommend the following approach when using the ACTPak to assist you child:
1. Acknowledge their feelings
eg. "I understand you are feeling angry right now because........"
2. Communicate a limit
eg. "But hurting other people is not ok because......"
3. Provide Alternatives (ACTPak contains these alternatives- provide at LEAST 2 alternatives)
eg. "So you can use the bird to calm down, the putty to stretch or the water snake to squish"
Basic ACTPak (XLarge Thera-Putty)
Please note: Thera-Putty does not play well with material.
If your Thera-Putty becomes 'sticky' we suggest leaving the lid off it over night to allow the air to dry it out excess moisture.
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