Self-Regulation: Tips for Helping your Child Develop Self-Regulation Skills

By January 28, 2016Parkland Players

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.

  1. Include your child in decision-making processes: give them the opportunity to feel confident and independent and practice decision making
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Engage your child in exploratory conversations: practicing language is important to guiding behaviour
  5. Support emotional and behavioural self-control: this is important for them developing social skills and coping mechanisms




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