We talk about self-regulation a lot when we are thinking about how children manage their emotions but I wonder if we really understand what this is?
This really useful article explains what self-regulation is but also how you can help your child achieve self-regulation. It provides us with a background about self-regulation and why it’s important as well as the science behind it for those of you interested in how the brain works. Lastly, it covers how children learn to self-regulate and talks mostly about the importance of us as parents.
In this article, we discover not only what self-regulation is but what it’s not, and why some kids really struggle to develop this skill. It shows us the activities we can encourage in our children as well the importance of our parenting, and practices like mindfulness.
This article focuses on what we can do at each developmental stage to encourage self-regulation right from babies, to toddlers, school-age and adolescents. There are also lots of great ideas for resources to make and buy that can help us teach children ways to manage their emotions.