Coping styles in childrenCCoping styles in childrenCoping styles in childrenEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZNA8.0000000000000063.0000000000000405.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Coping styles in children with an illness vary. Learn your child's coping style.</p><p>Caring for a sick child in hospital is not easy. Coping styles in children vary. Leora Kuttner, PhD describes four different coping styles of children. The categories should not be used to place children in boxes, but instead can be used to provide you with an idea of where your child is at a certain time and how to <a href="/Article?contentid=1141&language=English">talk to your child about illness</a>.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>There are four different coping styles in children: catastrophizer; sensitizer; minimizer; and denier.</li> <li>What information you provide to your child and how you interact with them will depend on their coping style.</li> </ul>
Stratégies d’adaptation chez les enfantsSStratégies d’adaptation chez les enfantsCoping styles in childrenFrenchNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les stratégies d’adaptation à la maladie varient d’un enfant à l’autre. Apprenez quelles sont les stratégies d’adaptation de votre enfant. </p><p>Prendre soin d’un enfant malade à l’hôpital n’est pas chose facile. Les stratégies d’adaptation varient d’un enfant à l’autre. Leora Kuttner, Ph.D., décrit quatre stratégies d’adaptation différentes chez les enfants. Ces catégories ne doivent pas être utilisées pour placer les enfants dans des cases mais plutôt pour vous donner une idée du style d’adaptation de votre enfant à un moment quelconque et de <a href="/Article?contentid=1141&language=French">comment amorcer une conversation sur la maladie avec lui</a>.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les enfants s’adaptent à une situation de quatre façons différentes : ils sont catastrophés par ladite situation, ils y sont sensibles, ils la minimisent, ou ils la nient.</li><li>La nature de l’information que vous donnez à votre enfant ainsi que la manière dont vous interagissez avec lui dépendra de son style d’adaptation.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Coping styles in children1142.00000000000Coping styles in childrenCoping styles in childrenCEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-13T04:00:00ZNA8.0000000000000063.0000000000000405.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Coping styles in children with an illness vary. Learn your child's coping style.</p><p>Caring for a sick child in hospital is not easy. Coping styles in children vary. Leora Kuttner, PhD describes four different coping styles of children. The categories should not be used to place children in boxes, but instead can be used to provide you with an idea of where your child is at a certain time and how to <a href="/Article?contentid=1141&language=English">talk to your child about illness</a>.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>There are four different coping styles in children: catastrophizer; sensitizer; minimizer; and denier.</li> <li>What information you provide to your child and how you interact with them will depend on their coping style.</li> </ul> <table class="akh-table"> <thead> <tr><th>Coping style</th><th>What type of approach should you take?</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td><p>Catastrophizer</p><p>The child collects detailed information, but it is not comforting. Instead, it exacerbates their anxiety and they imagine the worst-case scenario. The child may have had a previous negative experience related to health issues that affects their ability to cope.</p></td> <td>Provide your child with a chance to talk about and resolve previous issues. Consider getting help for your child such as activities during <a href="/Article?contentid=1140&language=English">playtime at the hospital</a> or talk therapy, if the typical supports you have in place through your family do not seem to work.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>Sensitizer</p><p>The child requests detailed information and searches for information. The answers seem to help them deal with feelings of anxiety.</p></td> <td>Provide your child with information as requested. Let your child take the lead. Make sure to check in once the information has been given to make sure your child is continuing to manage the information.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>Minimizer</p><p>The child downplays the information to cope with their anxiety and uncertainty, and processes information in small pieces as this is more manageable. If they are left on their own, they will come to you with questions over time as they are able to take more information in.</p></td> <td>Be prepared to share key components but not all of the details. Provide your child with information as requested. Let your child take the lead.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>Denier</p><p>The child pushes information out of their mind, does not want to think or talk about it, and may ask not to talk about it in order to protect themselves.</p></td> <td>Provide small pieces of information. Often what children do not know can be more worrisome than what they do know. Consider getting help for your child, such as play therapy or talk therapy, if the typical supports you have in place through your family do not seem to work.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Reference</h2> <p>This information is summarized from Kuttner L. A Child in Pain: How to Help, What to Do. Point Roberts, WA: Hartly & Marks; 1996.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/coping_styles_in_children.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/coping_styles_in_children.jpgCoping styles in children

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