Emotional regulation isn’t something that just happens.
Like tying your shoes or learning to read, it needs to be learned.
Some kids watch you demonstrate how to tie a shoe once and then they’ve got it. Other kids need to be shown multiple times and many methods before they can even begin to tie their own shoes. For those kids, it takes practise, practise, practise for them to be able to do it effectively and with confidence.
Emotional regulation is the same way.
Kids who struggle with it need to learn multiple strategies and have the opportunity to practise it regularly before they can master it.
For children who have autism, FASD, early childhood trauma, Sensory Processing Disorder, anxiety, and other special needs, it is especially challenging.
A little background…
Before we began working on emotional regulation intentionally, our house was complete chaos. We went from meltdown to meltdown and walked on eggshells in between. Tensions were always high and no one knew how to manage their stress or big emotions (including me).
I felt defeated and like a failure. Once we started working on emotional regulation with real concrete strategies, the meltdowns became shorter and less frequent and there began to be times of peace in our home.
I want you to know the joy of your child being able to express their feelings in a healthy way. That’s why I will be teaching you real strategies for you to guide your child in this skill.
You can have more peace in your home as your child discovers how to recognize and regulate their emotions.
16 video lessons with full transcripts – all the videos are 10 minutes long so that they are easy to digest and designed to fit into your busy schedule
1 video specifically for kids – a video children can watch to learn simple calm down strategies to cope with different emotions.
80+ pages of printables – resources created to promote emotional regulation, including activities for kids of all ages and reference sheets for parents and teachers