In this session, you will explore the skill set of regulation skills that include the ability to inhibit one’s behavior, control emotions, start tasks, and sustain attention on activities at hand.

What are the objectives of session 6?

  • To describe response inhibition, why it is an important skill, and how to improve it
  • To learn about emotional control, how it influences a child’s lie and how to practice it
  • To understand the importance of the ability to initiate tasks and how to develop the skill
  • To appreciate how a lack of sustained attention influences a child’s daily life and how to improve it

The skill set of regulation executive functions

The group of regulation executive skills involves the ability to manage impulsive urges to engage in behavior, especially when detrimental to achieving goals, and control emotions so that fickle feelings do not drive counterproductive behavior. When impulsive behavior and intrusive emotions are well-managed, initiating tasks and sustaining attention to achieve personal goals are better possible.

A balanced mind is a vital characteristic that is responsible for consistent performance and thoughtful effort toward responsibilities and objectives. Well-developed regulation skills also promote sound interpersonal interaction and social relationships. Such a child is cooperative and consistent, which are two important assets for good daily functioning.