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The Transformative Power of Self-Regulation


The Transformative Power of Self-Regulation


You may feel that your children are out of control. Helping children learn attention skills has benefits for the whole family. Giving children a focused choice allows them to “own” their behaviors and when they reach four or five years of age, their self-regulation will improve.  Parents who give specific praise help their children learn to self-regulate. This video is part of our expert series featuring Dr. Helen Neville and it shows simple, effective ways to improve your parenting skills. Do you want to be able to reduce stress in your household and see your child’s social skills improve?

Dr. Helen Neville
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If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
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