Self-soothe and self-care
There is a lot that we can do to support a child to regulate their emotions, but the most powerful lessons are those the child can learn for themselves. Building their skills to recognise and respond to rising emotions and also taking proactive steps to exercise self-care. This can help the child feel more in control and can significantly boost their self-esteem and wellbeing as well as providing them with the tools they can take with them wherever they go in life.
You may also find our course about simple self soothe strategies helpful. This course teaches you a range a self-soothe strategies suitable for use by adults or children. The course is free to access.