Self Regulation

The Kindergarten Program Document states:
Dr. Stuart Shanker, Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, defines self-regulation as the ability to manage your own energy states,emotions, behaviours, and attention in ways that are socially acceptable and help achieve positive goals such as maintaining good relationships,learning, and maintaining well-being. Shanker draws on research to show how self-regulation lays the foundation for a child’s long-term physical, psychological, behavioural, and educational well-being. (p.154)