As every parent knows, children don’t always have good control over their emotions. They tend to get angry, frustrated, or sad quickly and struggle to calm themselves down. This can create a lot of problems for parents, particularly if your child is supposed to be engaged in homework or online school. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your child build better emotional self-regulation.
When experts provide advice on how to help a child having a meltdown, they often begin with the principles of social emotional learning. Social emotional learning is a key part of a child’s education, and not only because it can help a child develop self-regulation skills.
As education expert Dan Belenky says, “When students feel ready to take ownership of their experiences, they are more likely to succeed in school, have positive relationships, and achieve their goals.” In other words, when you help your child learn how to calm down from school stress—or any other kind of stress—you’re also helping them build the foundations of a successful and meaningful life.