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Kids Have Stress Too Grades 4 to 6

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With the help of a range of educators, psychologists and stress experts from across the country, the Psychology Foundation of Canada has developed the Kids Have Stress Too!® program for children


PFC’s school-based programs have been developed to help teachers and others who work with school-age children promote positive social-emotional development and effective stress management in classrooms and recreational settings.



Grades 4 to 6 - Stress Lessons                                                                            


This research-based program is built on an experiential learning approach. Its aim is to help educators create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.


  1.  What is Stress? Students discover what stress is and how it impacts their emotions, body and health if it's not managed properly.
  2. Stressed or Not Stressed? Students reflect on stressful situations and begin to think about ways they can cope. 
  3. Deep Breathing. Students learn a series of deep breathing exercises that will help them manage stress and restore a more balanced, positive attitude. 
  4. Hooked on Stress!  Students recognize that stressful situations can sometimes trigger negative responses and learn how to react to situations in a more positive way.

  5. Fears and Worries. Students think about their fears and worries in a realistic and productive way so that they are equipped to manage situations that make them anxious or afraid.

  6. Puzzle Solver. Students learn to break down problems into smaller ones so they can tackle them proactively. 

  7. Want to Bust Stress? Express Yourself! Students review learnings from previous lessons in a fun way and explore creative self-expression as an effective stress buster.  



Download Toolkit                                                                   Order Free Tool Kit (includes DVDs and Posters)


 How to Help Kids Handle Stress (printable handout)               Free Parents Guide (download) (order





Tips for implementation
Identifying stress in your students
Minimizing stress in the classroom
How to deal with your own stress
Talking to parents about student stress
Identify and address stress at home



The ABCs of stress

Students and Stress


Helping your students develop resiliency

Teachers and Stress

Teachers and Parents 












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