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15+ Strategies to Help Build Self-Regulation Skills

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Self-regulation is a critical skill for people of all ages. It is the ability that helps us to control our behaviors to make good decisions for the long-term, rather than just doing what we want in the moment. It’s also the skill that allows us to manage our emotions when we’re feeling angry, disappointed, or worried. These can be difficult for adults but are significantly more challenging for children and young adults, whose brains are still growing and developing.

There are huge benefits to helping kids and young adults improve their skills for self-regulation. These skills can help kids and young adults to complete their work and chores (even if they don’t want to), maintain lasting friendships, make safe choices when out with friends, stop themselves from breaking a rule, and work through challenges when they feel like giving up, and so much more.

This informational material presents over 15 strategies that educators can use to teach and build students' self-regulation skills.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Name various emotions and feelings.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Describe how to express feelings to prevent a conflict from starting.

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