Desautels, L. (2019, July 26). Starting the Day With a Calming Routine. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

Young children who have experienced trauma may have issues with brain development that can affect their behavioral, social and academic progress, writes Lori Desautels, an educator who works with children with emotional challenges. Desautels recommends five calming exercises to employ at the beginning of the day to help young students relax and release anxiety.

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