Emotional Regulation for Children

What is Emotional Regulation? Emotional regulation is the ability to effectively manage and respond to an emotional experience. Why is Emotional Regulation Important? Emotional regulation helps kids Process difficult experiences and feelings without getting “out of control” Label emotions and identify their feelings Build self-awareness of feelings and responses to situations Recognize if an emotional response is appropriate or not to a given situation Gain efficient coping and self-regulation strategies Participate in daily activities includingContinue reading “Emotional Regulation for Children”

The Joy of Just Being

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 children ages 2-8 have a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder (2019). Experts believe the rise is partly due to increased stress in children and families (DeAngelis, 2004). As a practitioner, I see these issues firsthand. It shocks me to see young children, as young as 5 years old, experiencing such emotional stress that it actually interferes with their ability to engage inContinue reading “The Joy of Just Being”