In this episode we will be looking self-regulation and I’m in conversation with Award Winning International Early Childhood Consultant and Author of ‘Self-Regulation Skills in Young Children’ Sue Asquith over on my Parentverse podcast – this is a podcast when I dig a little deeper and where I chat to global experts from around the world on all sorts of subjects related to raising happy, confident, resilient kids.
Self-regulation is the ability to understand and manage your own behaviour and reactions. Self-regulation helps toddlers learn, behave well, get along with others and become independent.
Self-regulation begins to develop rapidly in the toddler and preschooler years. It continues to develop into adulthood.
In this episode:
- Break down big activities, that are difficult for your child to handle, into smaller more do-able steps.
- What is Self-regulation.
- Why self-regulation is important.
- How and when self-regulation develops.
- How tantrums happen when toddlers are overwhelmed by ‘big’ strong emotions.
- Some practical ways you can help your child learn and pratise self-regulation.