Self Control

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 3.49.11 PMBy Rachael Loucks, Rusk County Family Living Educator

Preschoolers are learning to handle many “big” emotions. When children are able to calm themselves, they can better handle overwhelming or frustrating situations. What can parents and caregivers do to help children learn calming strategies? When is anger okay?

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Read the fact sheet:


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  2. Lipsett, A. B. (2011). Supporting emotional regulation in elementary school: Brain-based strategies and classroom interventions to promote self-regulation. Mind, Brain, and Education: Implications for Educators, 157.
  3. PBS. (2004). What to do with the mad you feel. Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Retrieved from