Have your child make a short list (pictures or written) of possible calming down activities that they can do when they start to feel out of control. This list should be kept handy.
The Turtle Approach gives steps for ‘stopping and thinking’ before acting.
Ride the Wave offers a strategy for how to cope when feeling anxious.
Stein, J. Emotional Self Regulation: A critical component of executive function. Chapter in Meltzer, L. (2010) Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. The Guildford Press, New York.