10 things to say instead of “stop crying”

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Audience: healthcare professionals, parents

This poster suggests things to say to an upset child to put them at ease, other than “stop crying”.

The alternative phrases offer a more supportive, collaborative Me first-style approach (as demonstrated in our communication model). The poster could be helpful both in clinical situations for health and social care professionals, perhaps if a child is frightened before a procedure, or for parents when their child is upset.

This resource is from happinessishereblog.com and The Gottman Institute.

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