True/False
Coping Skills 101
Coping vs. Copping Out
Name that Coping Skill
Riddles
100

No one can help me with my stress.  I am all alone.

False

100

Something a person uses or does to calm down or control their emotions.

What is a coping skill?

100

A rumor was spread at your school that was not true and the people that you thought were your friends stopped talking with you.  You take a deep breath and ask to talk with your friends to find out more.  Coping or copping out?

Coping

100


What is deep breathing?

100

What can you catch but not throw?

A cold

200

“Instant Fixes” for stress exist.

False

200

Mom, Dad, Teacher, School Counselor

Who are some supportive adults in your life?

200

In the middle of the year, your parents move to another house and you have to go to a different school.  You yell at them, stomp to your room, and refuse to talk to them.  Coping or copping out?

Copping out

200


What is writing in a journal?

200

What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

A penny.

300

ALL stress is out of your control.

False

300

Drinking, smoking, running away from home, and overeating.

What are negative coping skills?

300

A close relative is ill and dies.  You talk with the school counselor the next day.  Coping or copping out?

Coping

300


What is exercise or workout?

300

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a thousand years?

The letter "m".

400

Coping skills can be both negative and positive.

True

400

Participating in sports, talking to adults, and listening to music.

What are positive coping skills?

400

Your teacher has a long-term illness.  The class is in chaos.  You stop doing your homework, and quit asking questions in class.  Coping or copping out?

Copping out

400


What are hobbies?

400

What kind of nut has no shell?

A doughnut.

500

No thought or feeling is wrong in itself; it is what we do with it that counts.

True

500

Name five coping skills that are most effective for you.

Answers will vary.

500

Your parents announce that you will have a new adopted sister soon.  You walk out of the room, take a minute to absorb the news, and then go back to talk with your parents..  Coping or copping out?

Coping

500


What is talk to an adult?

500

What goes all around the world but stays in a corner?

A stamp.

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