This week’s parent discussion is all about self-regulation – the process that the brain goes through to control their behaviour and their emotion in response to a particular situation. For example, when they wait their turn to speak, or listen to others, is a child self-regulating.
It’s important for development of social skills, and begins when we are young. It is a learned behaviour and helps us get along with others and control our impulses.
To learn more about why self-regulation is important, what you can do to support your children in making good decisions about their behaviour, and how to help them cope with difficult feelings, take a look at this discussion on our facebook page with Tanya:
Further reading and resources:
Audio-Book: Self-regulation interventions and strategies, featuring more than 200 practical and proven interventions, strategies, and adaptations for helping children gain more control over their lives. Each chapter provides rich background and theoretical material to help the listener better understand the issues our children face.
Blog: Strategies for teaching self-regulation, featuring 5 quick and simple tips to support your child on a daily basis, to learn this very key life skill.
Make it fun: 30 games and activities for teaching self-regulation.