Emotional and Self Regulation


Self-regulation skills are linked to how well children manage difficult and overwhelming events that occur as a part of life. As children learn to self-regulate, skills such as concentrating, sharing and turn-taking also develop.

How can I tell if my child is experiencing difficulties with self-regulation skills?

If a child has self-regulation difficulties, they might:

Show fluctuating emotional behaviours
Experience difficulties with concentration and focus, or become easily distracted
Appear under or overly sensitive to movement, touch or sound, or other sensations (e.g. not responding to name being called)
Experience poor sleep or irregular sleeping patterns
Exhibit a poor ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedules