Free Download: Evaluate Your Teen’s Emotional Control
A quick temper can harm friendships, and get teens in trouble in school. In this download, uncover your teen’s emotional weaknesses, and learn strategies to build emotional control.
Emotional control is the ability to manage emotions in order to help ourselves regulate and guide our behavior, perform tasks, and reach our goals. When we possess this skill we can deal with life’s challenges as well as it’s pleasures and keep cool in emotionally intense situations.
Obviously this is an important skill for our teens if they are going to negotiate the trials and tribulations of adolescence and learn to interact with a variety of people. Having a quick temper can harm friendships and get teens in trouble in school.
Use this questionnaire to determine areas where your teen could use improvement, and then form strategies to increase emotional control.
From Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their
Potential, by Richard Guare, Ph.D., Peg Dawson, Ed.D, and Colin Guare. Copyright 2012. Reprinted
with permission of Guilford Press.