England competes against Germany at the UEFA EURO 2020 in London, on June 29, 2021.
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International football tournaments take us on a rollercoaster of emotions. After the stresses of the past 15 months, watching matches with friends can keep us on a more even keel.
Emotional regulation includes the ability to pay attention to and accept our emotions, and to differentiate emotions.
Growing core coping skills isn’t just a matter of learning not to be triggered by children’s strong feelings; it’s also about creating positive meaningful activities that promote mutual bonding.
Students who can regulate tough emotions will achieve more. Anxiety will not impair their test performance. They can push through the boredom and frustration to master dull or difficult material.
Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation.
Struggling to be positive.
A neuropsychologist explains the underlying brain mechanisms which stop people managing their emotions.
Be mindful of what you get excited about, as children will model your lead.
Hide the credit cards and instead build traditions with your kids. Supporting a child through gift disappointment is important to their emotional, cognitive and social development.
Women cry more than men.
There are many theories around for why we cry and what may be happening in our bodies when we’re doing it. But the research on all these things is fairly mixed, and culture plays a big part.
Managing your feelings takes more than just turning that frown upside down.
Those close to people who self-injure desperately want to know why they do it.
A good starting point to find out why people self-injure is to ask them about their reasons for this behaviour.