Self-Regulation Milestones Handout for Ages 0-6 (OT)
Self-regulation skills play a fundamental role in promoting well-being across the lifespan, and is a child’s ability to understand and manage their own behaviors and reactions according to the various demands of a particular situation. This involves finding ways to cope and/or adjust behaviors and reactions to strong emotions like frustration, excitement, anger, and embarrassment. Understanding common self-regulation milestones and strategies can be helpful for both caregivers and healthcare providers.
This handout is intended to be a resource for caregivers and healthcare providers. It describes self-regulation milestones and strategies appropriate for children ages 0-6.
- Self-Regulation Milestones
- Strategies to Promote Self-Regulation
- Sensory Activities to Promote Self-Regulation