Self-Regulation: A Parent’s Guide

Self-Regulation: A Parent’s Guide

Self-regulation and your child’s health Calm, alert and learning: who wouldn’t want their child in that optimal state of mind. Naturally, your child’s overall health—both physical and mental—is a priority for you as a parent. And who would guess that a...
Self-Regulation: Science Backgrounder

Self-Regulation: Science Backgrounder

What is self-regulation? Recent research in neuroscience and physiology has profoundly altered our understanding of the mechanisms behind a child’s response to stress, and has also reinforced what physicians have intuitively understood for generations: that children’s...
Self-Regulation: The Early Years

Self-Regulation: The Early Years

Self-Regulation in Preschoolers The early years are a time of extraordinary growth and development. Children’s capacity for self-regulation—how they manage energy expenditure in response to stressors and then recover from the effort—is wired during these critical...
Self-Regulation: The Impact of Trauma

Self-Regulation: The Impact of Trauma

Trauma and the brain To this day, many children are still experiencing the effects of the trauma that their grandparents and parents went through in residential schools. Other events in a child’s life can also be traumatic and have a similar long-term impact....