THE FWSU STORY: Teaching Young Children Self-Regulation for Resilience

For young learners, it is important to take a break and relax during the school day.

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Children in Miss Sweet’s class take 3 minutes each school day to lay down, relax their muscles and practice breathing in through their noses and out through their mouths.  It sounds simple but it requires practice! Many children try to pant or do quick breaths, those are not relaxing breaths.

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These children are doing the Drain Breath.

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Ask your children about the different breaths they’ve learned to create calm and balance in their busy day of learning. And it’s not just for children – adults can benefit from these techniques as well.

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Self-Regulation is an important skill for young learners as a tool for maintaining social-emotional awareness and resilience.


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