Looking Through The Right End Of The Behavioral Binoculars: Neurofeedback & Emotional Literacy -- tools for practitioners to respond positively to children's behavior challenges and calm physiological processes.
B.A, NFBT, Certified SEL and Puberty Educator, Youth Speaker & Coach, and Host of The Radio Show "The Parenting Hour"
There is an ever-growing body of evidence on the benefits of emotional literacy attainment in children and how those skills inform aspects of self-regulation. Children need both in addition to technical skills to develop healthy relationships, compassion, mind sight, overall well-being and to succeed in school and life.
In this discussion we will cover the common misconceptions about children’s misbehavior, a general overview of self-regulation and emotional literacy, and teaching social emotional literacy skills, as they are a crucial component to self-regulation and alone account for many benefits to children, families and society.
By looking at behavior through the right lens we help reduce parents and child care provider’s negative assumptions about child behavior and encourage them to develop appropriate safety inducing responses. This is achieved with awareness and knowledge of self-regulation skills and emotional literacy skills. Both are needed to give framework to view and respond to children’s behavior without escalating it, and increasing both adult and child emotional literacy for naming and defining feelings in order to connect them to new positively expressed behavioral choices.