Child & Youth Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is often referred to as self-regulation. It describes the ability to manage a variety of emotions such as anger, anxiety, frustration, excitement, etc. Children and youth may require help to understand and deal with their emotions.

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Emotional regulation is often referred to as self-regulation. It describes the ability to manage a variety of emotions such as anger, anxiety, frustration, excitement, etc. Children and youth may require help to understand and deal with their emotions.


Since change is a continual part of life and emotions also change, it is important to be able to regulate emotions to help cope with stressors, to socially interact and to cope with daily life challenges. A clinician can work with a client to teach appropriate skills to regulate emotions, thus leading to improvements in areas such as social relationships, school, mood and self-expression.


An effective treatment plan to manage emotional dysregulation would be based upon the specific needs and goals of the client. Some effective treatment plans could involve traditional treatment approaches, mindfulness-based strategies and arts-based treatment approaches.

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