Whole U: Segment 3, Building Self Reliance in Children Episode 2 – Effective Strategies for Emotional Regulation

Dr. Nick explains how the road to self-reliance begins with strengthening ones internal locus of control. Dr. Nick suggests that parents should encourage children to undertake and finish tasks that present challenges, and not overwhelm them with praise when they do. This will instill curiosity and tenacity which are essential building blocks to self-reliance. It will also begin to shift their emotional compass to more internal, purpose-based motivations rather than transitory external ones.

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