Self-regulation of emotions


By Leonie Arthur

Self-regulation lays the foundation for long-term social and emotional wellbeing and the achievement of positive goals. The early years are a critical time for the development of these skills, as this is when young children learn to understand and monitor their feelings and behaviours. Early childhood settings are, therefore, ideal for helping children develop skills to regulate emotions and behaviours.

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This Everyday Learning Series title outlines what children learn about emotions in the early years and why self-regulation is important. It provides a range of practical strategies that educators can use to support children in managing their emotions and behaviours. These include strategies for:

  • building respectful relationships with children and families
  • planning learning environments that facilitate positive social interactions
  • implementing learning experiences focused on feelings
  • talking about feelings
  • guiding children’s behaviour.

The book also explains how these link to the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 17.3 × 24.5 cm



Paperback, e-version

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