Chill-Out Corner: A PositiveTool for Learning Emotional Self Regulation

Chill-Out Corner: A PositiveTool for Learning Emotional Self Regulation

Help By Age & Stage, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs
How to teach children self-regulation and how to remain calm at times of temper tantrums is something that is very important to many parents. In my home, instead of punishing temper tantrums or using the traditional time outs and the minute per year of age, we have established a calming chill out corner where dimples (my son) can go to re-center, calm down or chill out. It’s a bit like a thinking corner I guess, with a positive twist, nothing like time out or the naughty corner. The basic idea is that it will help diffuse situations before they escalate into chaos. Even if this doesn't happen often young children can get overwhelmed by big emotions in their tiny bodies, whether its frustration or anger or sadness and this provides…
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