Developing self-regulation helps children in really important and far reaching ways. Research shows that self-regulated children become much more successful in later life – both emotionally and as independent learners.

Self-regulated learners are in control of their thinking and their feelings. This leads them to being able to control their own learning. The development of self-regulation relies on having warm relationships with adults, having interesting challenges, being in control of what they want to learn and being able to plan and reflect on activities. So it’s important to really understand what it’s all about in order to help children in the most effective ways.

Introduction to self-regulation

Emotional self-regulation

Cognitive self-regulation