How can I stop my child having a meltdown? Emotion Regulation Resources

How can I stop my child having a meltdown? Emotion Regulation Resources

The following links and resources may be useful for supporting children to develop self soothe skills

http://www.moodcafe.co.uk/for-children-and-young-people/relaxation-for-children.aspx This website provides relaxation activities for children of all agea

https://www.relaxkids.com/products.aspx?category=9 – Relax kids provides a range of meditation and relaxation resources that can be purchased from their website

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sitting-Still-Like-Frog-Activity/dp/1611805880/ref=sr_1_2?crid=21US65NF3VYU1&dchild=1&keywords=sitting+still+like+a+frog&qid=1613235587&sprefix=sitting+still%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-2 – This midfulness book is specifically written for children aged 6years and above

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1-0JJJw_IQ – This guided imagery exercise can be helpful for

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://beaconhouse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Brainstem-Calmer-Activities.pdf Brainstem calmer activities. Reserouces specifically descigned for children with complex developmental trauma.

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/ executive functioning guide https://children.wi.gov/Documents/Harvard%20Parenting%20Resource.pdf A comprehensive guide to executive functioning skills and how to support the development of executive functioning in children.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/blog/how-to-make-a-self-soothe-box – a guide to creating a self soothe box for children and young people.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bear-Cards-Feelings-John-Veeken/dp/0980517524 – Emotions cards to support children’s understanding of and communication about emotiona.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kids-Guide-Staying-Awesome-Control/dp/1849059977 written by an occupation therapist, this book provides physical strategies to help children regulate.

https://www.5pointscale.com/ – a resource for helping children notice when they are becoming dysregulated. Created for children with autism but useful for all children who are struggling to recognise when they begin to become over aroused.

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