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Building self-regulation

Self-regulation is how we adjust our feelings, actions, attention, thoughts and bodies so that we can handle different situations without getting overwhelmed.  We need to "regulate" ourselves to make sure we have enough energy, alertness or calmness to deal with everyday life or extra stress.  Children learn to self-regulate through their daily interactions with children.

Self-regulation helps us handle life’s disappointments, worries and frustrations.  It makes it easier to focus on goals, finish what we start and wait for things we want.  These are all important to building resilience.

There are simple ways that you can help your children learn to “regulate” themselves.

Learn how to help your child build self-regulation .

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