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A Heart For All Students: Zones Of Regulation & Childhood Anxiety

We mommas love our kids fiercely, but can become overwhelmed when our children struggle daily with tantrums and meltdowns.

A simple tool such as the Zones of Regulation chart can make a world of difference for the entire family.

Behavior is information. It is a form of communication. When children “act out,” they are actually trying to tell the adults around them something that they can’t easily vocalize.

If we only look at outward behavior at face value, we will likely not solve the actual problem.

We need to look behind the behaviors and help children identify triggers. We want them to know “what sets them off.” More importantly, we want them to know how to process those thoughts and emotions the next time.

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We mommas love our kids fiercely, but can become overwhelmed when our children struggle daily with tantrums and meltdowns.

For moms raising kids who have ADHD, Autism, or any other executive functioning difference, this stress is often heightened.

A simple tool such as the Zones of Regulation chart can make a world of difference for the entire family.

This is why it is so important for moms to be armed and equipped with resources to best support their families and uniquely-wired children.

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For moms raising kids who have ADHD, Autism, or any other executive functioning difference, stress is often heightened.

A simple tool such as the Zones of Regulation chart can make a world of difference for the entire family.

Throughout life, we have all at one time or another experienced some form of anxiety. Often, we do not respond to our anxiety in the healthiest and most appropriate ways.

Behavior is information. It is a form of communication. When children “act out,” they are actually trying to tell the adults around them something that they can’t easily vocalize.

That’s why a simple visual cue like the Zones of Regulation can be used by parents and teachers to provide children with a way to communicate a variety of emotions. Emotions and general mental states are identified and broken down by colors (or zones) to use in everyday situations.

If we only look at outward behavior at face value, we will likely not solve the actual problem.

We need to look behind the behaviors and help children identify triggers. We want them to know “what sets them off.” More importantly, we want them to know how to process those thoughts and emotions the next time.

We need to look behind the behaviors and help children identify triggers. We want them to know “what sets them off.” More importantly, we want them to know how to process those thoughts and emotions the next time.

For our children with ADHD, Autism, or any executive functioning struggles, it is even doubly important to equip them with emotional regulation skills. This will also support them in their interpersonal relationships now and in the future.

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  •    [01:57] Behavior Is Information
  •    [02:15] Zones Of Regulation
  •    [03:55] Outward Behavior
  •    [04:44] Self-Regulation

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