Self Regulation: A guide to a Calm, Alert & Happy Child

Parent Education Workshop

Some children struggle with ‘controlling’ their emotions and behaviour more than others.
Why is it some children are ‘easy going’ and others have difficulty managing changes, challenges, or emotions like frustration or fear?


Paying attention, waiting, or just sitting still may also be difficult for these children.
The ability to navigate challenges and big emotions involves a skill called self regulation.
Self regulation is a developmental skill just like walking or talking. It needs practice and comes more easily to some children than others.
Learning to self-regulate means we can better manage our energy states, emotions, and behaviours in ways that are socially acceptable, and which support our learning and promote good relationships
with others.
Self-regulation lays a foundation for a child’s long-term physical, psychological, behavioural, social and
educational well-being.
This workshop will provide carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to assist children to navigate big emotions, melt downs and challenges more successfully. It will give carers a better understanding of why a child has large emotions and how to help them return to a calm state.

Upcoming workshop dates:

  • December 12th 2022 6pm-8pm
  • December 15th 2022 11am-1pm
  • February 23rd 2023 6pm-8pm
  • March 8th 10am-12pm

Location: St.Giles Lenah Valley

Contact us: To RSVP and for pricing and further details about this program.

1300 278 445

society@stgiles.org.au