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Why Teach Children to Self-Regulate?

• Self-regulation is important to children’s growth and development.

• Some examples of self-regulation skills are:
     o Smooth bedtime routines
     o Ability to sit quietly at school
     o Taking turns
     o Take responsibility for ones actions
     o Healthy eating

• Parents play an important role in teaching self-regulation.
     o Role model positive behaviors
     o Set limits and boundaries
     o Give children choices and allow them to help make decisions
     o Reward positive behavior