How to Teach Kids Self-regulation

Emotional  self-regulation is a person's ability to...

monitor and modulate which emotions to have

when to have them

how to experience them

and how to express them

Self-regulation is a key to healthy child development

because it can affect




Academic performance

Relationships with others

Mental wellbeing

Regulated children are resilient

They can bounce back from adversities

Parental modeling is one of the most effective ways to teach kids self-regulation

They study how we react to difficult situations

Babies watch us closely since birth

If we yell at them when we're unhappy with their behavior

They learn to scream and cry when they're upset

If we are calm when things are tough

They learn that staying calm is the way to handle difficulties

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