Five Steps to Self-Regulation Icons
Self-regulation is essential for social, emotional, academic and life success. Help coach children in the five-step process with these icons for I Am, I Calm, I Feel, I Choose and I Solve.
Self-regulation is the cornerstone skill for all development. It refers to both the conscious and unconscious processes that allow us to regulate our thoughts, feelings and actions in service of a goal. The five-step process for self-regulation is based on Conscious Discipline principles and is presented in detail in Managing Emotional Mayhem: The Five Steps to Self-Regulation, and in the Feeling Buddies Self-Regulation Toolkit for Parents and the Feeling Buddies Self-Regulation Toolkit for Educators. The five steps are I Am, I Calm, I Feel, I Choose and I Solve.
The objectives for children when conducting the five-step self-regulation process are:
Use these five downloadable icons as helpful visual reminders for you and your children as you work to master the transformational five-step self-regulation process. Post visuals where you will use them most—in your Safe Place, taped to your desk and in high-traffic areas. Create books with the icons and illustrations or photos of children demonstrating how to do each step.
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