Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Report: Implications for Programs and Practice is the title of a lengthy report released today by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). You can read a short summary of it here.
Here’s how it defines “self-regulation”:
Self-regulation is the act of managing one’s thoughts and feelings to engage in goal-directed actions such as organizing behavior, controlling impulses, and solving problems constructively.
It provides lots of helpful and effective positive recommendations on how educators and others can support students develop these skills, including suggestions divided by age-levels.