As adults, we play an important role in teaching children and young people how to understand and manage their feelings when they grow up. At school, we use the Zones of Regulation programme (poster on the right), which helps teach children techniques to identify and help with various emotions.
We also make sure that all children know who they can speak to, if they have a problem within or outside school. Posters are displayed around the site with the names and pictures of key staff they can approach and we encourage each child to name who their trusted adult would be if they were worried about something.
How can you support children at home?
Find time to talk, just the two of you – ‘Check in’ with them while you’re doing things together, so they get used to talking about their feelings.
Play together – Play helps them to be curious, learn new things, solve problems and express feelings without words.
Be a role-model – Show how you cope with difficult feelings and look after yourself.
The following link provides practical tips to support children's wellbeing and behaviour on the Place2Be website.
Click on the links below to find out more ways to support your children with their emotional, mental and physical well-being.