Discovering What Will Help Your Child Develop Self-Regulation Skills: Different Strokes for Different Folks
One of the major developmental tasks in early childhood is self-regulation, which includes settling into reasonably predictable and healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and other routines. Even as older children and adults, we are dysregulated at times, which can disrupt learning, good relationships and other aspects of our lives.
This week’s Mom Enough guests, Robin Campbell and Cheryl Lundsgaard from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, shed light on what self-regulation means, how we can help our children become self-regulated, and how important it is to discover what works best for each unique member of our family.
What challenges have you encountered with your children’s self-regulation with respect to sleep? Eating? Other routines and activities? What have you learned about each child’s unique style, needs and preferences for establishing healthy, predictable patterns? In this week’s Mom Enough show what ideas did you get about how to address any regulatory issues with your children (or even yourself!)?
For Possible Sensory and Regulatory Differences, click here.
For Sensory and Motor Strategies that Support Regulation, click here.
For How to Keep Food Fun, click here.
For Problem Feeder Warning Signs, click here.
For Setting the Stage for Sleep, click here.
For Suggestions for Picky Eaters, click here.
For Ways to Change Food, click here.
For St. David’s Mental Health Services, click here.