Teaching young children to manage their emotions in early childhood education & care settings



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QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities


Dr Kaylene Henderson
Dr Kaylene Henderson is a medically trained Child Psychiatrist and trusted professional development provider for the ECEC sector.


ln this webinar, adapted from the ‘Raising Good Kids’ online course series, you will learn a research-based approach to helping children calm down when they’re feeling upset, angry stressed or overwhelmed. Presented by Child Psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson, you will gain a better understanding of how to approach these situations with the young children in your care and how best to help and teach them during these times. You will hear about practical strategies to use when teaching children about emotions and when helping children calm down from intense feeling states. You will also be provided with examples of how these are used in early childhood care and education settings.

It is through repeated experiences with this same consistent approach that we can teach children how to manage their feelings more independently.

This provides many benefits including improvements in behaviour and enhanced school readiness. But beyond that (and indeed BIGGER than that!), you will be helping to raise an emotional healthy generation with the benefits seen throughout children’s lives. This is an engaging and informative session not to be missed.