...inspire their best!

The Art of Limit Setting & Self Control

Research concludes that teaching children the imperative lessons of waiting, delaying gratification and how to self regulate their behaviour and emotions are the best tools for later success in life and play a role in the prevention of mental health disorders.

INSTANT, QUICK solutions only increase the behaviours you don’t want!

So what can we do now to help foster and inspire their best?

8 Simple Steps for Success

  1. Understand children’s behaviour
  2. Understand ages and stages of children’s development
  3. View “misbehaviours” as learning opportunities
  4. Set reasonable limits and follow through
  5. Teach children how to manage their feelings and emotions
  6. Catch them doing something right and tell them
  7. Have fun! Play together: scribble, smell the roses, squish playdough, play dress up, day dream – let them lead and you follow
  8. Live in the moment: listen to what they have to say; give them your full attention.

©Mary Stuart, E.C.E.D.H.

Looking for more information?

Best Behaviour Workshops Part 1 & 2 For Parents & Professionals


Guiding Behaviour is challenging even for the most experienced teacher or parent!

You will learn:

  • WHY young children behave the way they do
  • HOW to prevent the behaviour you don’t want
  • STRATEGIES & TECHNIQUES to increase the behaviour you do want

Temper TAMER: Guiding Emotions

This workshop is an excellent follow-up to Essentials for Best Behaviour

How to handle intense emotions and feelings takes more than limit setting or telling children to “use their words”.

This workshop presents the tools and techniques to guide children’s emotions and help them deal with their feelings.

You will Learn:

  • Strategies to help children understand their emotions and those of others
  • Techniques for teaching children to problem solve
  • Tools for bringing down the intensity and enhancing self-control
  • What to do between tantrums and meltdowns