In this session we will discuss regulation-based parenting with PACE.

Regulation-based parenting needs to take into account the emotions of the child. As stress increases, emotions also increase and this will change what the child is open to.

Children's outbursts are similar to a volcano - things can go fine and then a trigger occurs. The child's behaviour begins to build up until an explosion happens. After the explosion, there is a winding down stage that may be followed by remorse and then a return to calmness. Sometimes the triggers are unclear, and the outbursts appear sudden and unpredictable. In addition, the wind down stage may be characterised by numerous further outbursts before calmness is finally restored.

We want to give you the tools to help to regulate these emotions.