When children are under the influence of an anxious brain, their behaviour has nothing to do with wanting to push against the limits. Once kids have a more solid understanding of why they do what they do, they will be well on their way to finding a better response. Here’s where the adults in their lives will make a critical difference.
What is emotional regulation vs. emotional dysregulation? This publication guides caregivers and educators through an understanding of contributing factors to emotional dysregulation and helpful strategies to implement.
Emotional regulation refers to a person’s ability to regulate their emotional responses. Childen in particular, need to be taught this skill and often act like they are ‘out ofcontrol’. This article highlights practical skills to aid your child in self mastery of their emotions.
This three-part video series depicts how advances in neuroscience give us a better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, the impact of toxic stress and the circuitry of the brain in the development of a child.
This study explores the link between a positive bedtime behavior and a small tangible reward in reducing disruptive bedtime behavior, night waking and problem behavior during waking hours. Clinicians suggest an intervention plan that is tangible for caregivers to implement.
Children who enter the foster care system typically arrive with at least a few personal belongings but many also arrive with another piece of baggage, one that they are not even aware of. They have: an “invisible suitcase” filled with the beliefs they have about themselves, the people who care
for them, and the world in general. This outlines in an easy readable format some of the beliefs to be aware of and practical ways to help.