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Interventions that help kids improve self-regulation and behavior

Children and teens who struggle with self-regulation may be prone to behavioral problems and emotional outbursts that make it hard for them to maintain friendships

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help children improve what’s known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests. Self-regulation covers a lot of things that children need to succeed inside and outside the classroom, ranging from the ability to have positive interactions with others, the capacity to avoid inappropriate or aggressive actions, and the ability to carry out self-directed learning. Cognitive processes contributing to self-regulation are often ...

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First Published: Sun, April 22 2018. 01:09 IST