This is the last post in a series of posts on self-regulation.
So now that we have discussed what self-regulation is, how it is different from compliance, and why it is important, here are some tips on how to promote self-regulation for your child.
- Include your child in decision-making processes: give them the opportunity to feel confident and independent and practice decision making
- Offer your child time for exploratory play: this provides children with the opportunity to play in ways that express their interests, plan and problem solve on their own
- Provide your child with tasks/responsibilities to complete on their own: this is similar to the benefits of decision making, it helps them build confidence in their abilities and practice problem-solving
- Engage your child in exploratory conversations: practicing language is important to guiding behaviour
- Support emotional and behavioural self-control: this is important for them developing social skills and coping mechanisms