Supporting Children & Teenagers to Better Regulate Their Own Behaviour (Self Regulation)

Evidence based strategies and interventions to help your children thrive

Course Description

Suitable for parents and professionals. As we support children and adolescents we can be left frustrated and bewildered by children that don't seem to be able to control their behaviour, emotions, attention level or effort. Often, this is an issue of self-regulation. Self regulation helps children and adults to engage in behaviour that is mindful, deliberate and considerate to those around them and it is essential for academic, social and personal growth. Children can learn to self-regulate with dramatic improvements. This course will teach you how to recognise self regulation difficulties and how to effectively manage and support children overcome these difficulties and thrive.


What you'll learn

  • What Self Regulation is
  • the difficulties experienced by children or adolescents that cannot self regulate well
  • The negative effects that poor self regulation can have on students
  • How to recognise the 'problems' children and young people may have a hard time dealing with
  • How your own self regulation may influence those around you
  • Research based & proven ways to manage & support self regulation difficulties

Course Curriculum


  Chapter 4: Creating a “Pause Button” for Effective Self-Regulation
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What's included?

Video lessons

Downloadable Resources

Access on a tablet or phone

Certificate of Completion

Your Instructor


Dr. Elana Wolkoff
Dr. Elana Wolkoff

Dr. Elana Wolkoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at William James College, Boston, United States. She is a licensed school psychologist and licensed educational psychologist. Dr. Wolkoff earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Prior to her doctoral training, she worked as a high school special education teacher. Dr. Wolkoff has engaged in a wide range of professional roles, including: 15 years as a practicing school psychologist; Founding Member and Director of Student Support Services at a Boston area charter school; and clinical and special education consultant to K-12 schools. Dr. Wolkoff has presented at the regional, national and international levels. In addition to her passion for teaching children to self-regulate and to develop executive functioning skills, areas of research and clinical work include: developing trauma sensitive classrooms; increasing resilience for vulnerable youth; having difficult conversations, including, but not limited to those about race; and increasing educational equity.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and closes in 12 months. You can work through the video wherever you like and whenever you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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