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Dealing With Big Feelings - Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate
24th November, 2016

Dealing with Big Feelings – Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate

Life with a small human can be hilarious, wonderful, ridiculous and unpredictable. And wild – so wild. All kids are capable of ‘bewildering’ behaviours that can bring the strongest of us to our knees. These behaviours can take different forms. There are the ones that can be seen through the eye of a needle from a solar system away, no trouble at all – meltdowns, outbursts and tantrums, hitting, screaming. Then there are the ones that are a little harder to spot, but which light up our radar all the same – the worries that spin out of control, the sadness or withdrawal that lasts a little longer than it should, the tendency to bottle up feelings.

















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Anxiety starts with a physiological response desig Anxiety starts with a physiological response designed to get the body ready for action - to fight or to flee. This physiology feels so awful (because it’s meant to) that it drives anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviour (fight or flight). 
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Movement helps to discharge the fight or flight energy. This helps to bring the physiology back to calm, which can in turn help to bring anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviour back to calm enough.

Anxiety starts with a physiological response designed to get the body ready for action - to fight or to flee. This physiology feels so awful (because it’s meant to) that it drives anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviour (fight or flight).
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Movement helps to discharge the fight or flight energy. This helps to bring the physiology back to calm, which can in turn help to bring anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviour back to calm enough.
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