In this episode, I talk to Alyssa Blask Campbell about supporting and intentionally teaching self-regulation.
Or as Alyssa would say, “Helping tiny humans process big emotions”.
In this episode, we delve into the difference between coping mechanisms and coping strategies, what self-regulation is (and isn’t), and myths about how children learn to become increasingly self-regulated.
What You Will Learn
- The difference between coping mechanisms and coping strategies and how to use them to help children (and even yourself) process big emotions
- How the way self-regulation is “marketed” often misses the point by focusing on children learning self-control vs. expressing emotions, and why its important to let children express how they feel even when it is inconvenient to you
- How to set or maintain boundaries with children while also giving them the opportunity to process their emotions
- Why we should stop using the word “reinforcement"
- How sensory integration plays a major role in emotional regulation
- What the collaborative emotion processing (CEP) method is and how to implement it to respond to children’s emotions in a way that builds their emotional intelligence