Understanding Emotional Regulation using the Hand Brain Model

Think the structure of the brain is too hard for your children to understand?

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Think again. Dr. Daniel Siegel’s hand model of the brain allows us to picture our brain structure and understand why it’s difficult to control our reactions when we’re overwhelmed with strong emotions, especially stress. 

Deep breathing helps us to calm down and "get a grip". Find out why.

Watch this video to learn how simple it can be to explain to your child how the brain works to regulate our emotions. 

Next time your child has a meltdown, do a simple breathing exercise while demonstrating what to do when you "flip a lid" and let us know how it goes!

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