Healthy Schools: understanding behaviour
All behaviour is a communication. Positive adult-child relationships can support emotion regulation and increase resilience and wellbeing. These resources are helpful to foster positive interactions and understand more about co-regulation.
- Use these resources to encourage connection and closeness through joint family activities:
- Haringey Mental Health Support Team's 14-page tool supports parents and care-givers. Subjects covered include promoting emotionally aware parenting, conversations, ‘holding’ or ‘containing’ the space for children and young people to feel emotionally safe:
- Share this document from Educational Psychology if a family is experiencing issues with a young person:
- This 1-page flexi-table can be used by teachers or families to help children and young people improve achievement by supporting time-management and structure: Flexi-table (PDF, 100KB)
- This Anchor Approach resource helps adults interpret what children do and say and suggests strategies to try to improve communication: Hear and Say in all Universal Needs (PDF, 348KB)
We've also created a series of documents to support Emotionally Friendly Communication:
- Overview: how and why
- Reduce conflict and stress
- Encourage positive conversations
Books for young children that explore feelings and behaviour:
- The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
- Angry Arthur by Hiawyn Oram
- Bad Mood Bear by Hiawyn Oram
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