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Libby recorded the unique strategies she has
employed to cope with life's difficulties. Read her book and
be astounded at the wisdom of this nine year old. Here are
just a few of her ways of coping:
Top 10: the child's guide to separation
a break Try to find some time to be alone. Enjoy a
favourite film or book. This will give you some valuable
time off from worrying, also it will help you
Funny phrases Think of something which
always makes you laugh! Say it to yourself when you are
feeling sad and it will cheer you up.
thinking Try looking in the mirror, first thing in the
morning and say out loud to yourself "I am better and better
every day!" five times.
something that you fear and try to overcome it. This sense
of achievement will encourage you to take on other
TGI Night This stands for Thank God
It's ... then you fill in the day of the week which is good
for you to have as a special night. Having a special night
to look forward to it will help you get through from week to
Review your week Look back on the week
just gone and decide what worked well, as well as what was a
problem for you. Then think about how you could change the
outcome to suit you best.
Let it all out Find a
place where you can be all alone and let it all out. Scream,
shout, stamp your feet.
Join a club If you
could use something to divert your brain, joining a club
will help you to forget your problems.
project Engross yourself in a project of your choice. It
might be something you studied at school that you want to
find out more about.
Healthy body, healthy mind
If you exercise, your body releases endorphins. They
convince your body and brain that you are fit to cope with
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