November 14, 2020
We learn how to regulate our feelings and emotions as very young infants. Through our interactions, we learn how to filter information and how to respond to information. When children do not receive the nurture and care they need to develop optimally, their ability to self-regulate is disrupted. This can manifest in many ways, including tantrums, elopement, disrobing, melt downs and many other behaviors of concern. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of how children learn to regulate their behaviors in infancy and how this develops as they grow. Additionally, the presentation will include strategies caregivers can use when children do not develop self-regulation strategies to help them learn this skill, regardless of their age.