Children's feelings matter: developing emotional skills is crucial to the way that a child learns to cope with the world, and has a lasting impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
Most children respond or react to situations in ways that we expect. Sometimes children seem to over-react or under-react. Children develop the capacity to adjust or regulate their behavioural or emotional reactions to suit particular events with adult help.
The ability to self-regulate influences many areas of life like:
- following instructions
- being part of a group
- taking turns
- following routines
More information about regulation:
Additional ways you can help: