Teaching self-regulation to pre-K is rewarded by this beautiful sight of the focus of these two.
Self-regulation is a skill that many adults try to develop, it has roots in childhood but is rarely taught.
We teach self-regulation in our mindfulness classes.
These two pre-K children have learned the lesson well and are leading by example! They have partnered up to practice self-regulation at school. You can see their focus and strength!
Why should we teach children self-regulation?
Children need to learn how to control their emotions and resist impulsive behavior. For some children their emotions and impulsive behavior can cause tantrums, outbursts, and other inappropriate behaviors. By learning how to self-regulate they learn how to manage their emotions and behavior. They can determine the situations where certain behaviors are unacceptable.
Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
Mindfulness cultivates moment-to-moment awareness which helps to manage emotions with self-regulation.