Keeping emotions in control

It is a challenge for many children to manage their emotions and find the best way to deal with a situation they are not happy about. All parents have experienced their child having a ‘melt down’ when it was time to turn the TV off or they weren’t allowed an ice-cream or they had to share their favourite toy. Learning to express disappointments and frustrations appropriately is a developmental skill which continues to be refined well into adolescence and even adulthood.

You may like to complete the quiz to review how well your child is managing their emotions.

For a child to cope in the classroom setting they need to have a certain amount of emotional self-regulation.