” Self-regulation involves monitoring and controlling one’s own feelings, emotions and behavior. It necessitates the ability to block out irrelevant stimuli, control impulses and persist in tasks. Sensory processing is foundational. It is the ability to take in cues from within our body and from the environment, process them accurately, and prioritize what to focus on in order to perform daily activities. www.southpaw.com“
How we can so easily trigger each other. I have sensory issues because of my Fibro and my youngest has sensory because of ASD, when we are all set off by each other is does not bode well.
I’m still getting used to her diagnosis, for years I chalked it up to being over emotional and maybe behavioral but completely realize now it’s all about her sensory issues related to her autism. Knowing this now helps me to be more patient and compassionate towards her behavior, but it’s so hard when it triggers my own sensory issues and I will want to lash out because I cannot cope either.
Time to go back and read Self Reg Parenting, the task of self regulation and implementing it in our daily lives just seems so overwhelming for me, but it must be learned.
I’m the one who plugs into how the kids are doing, reading the cues and navigate our way through how they handle and respond to experiences around them.
I’m so exhausted myself and more days than not my brain fog just robs me of my own ability to regulate. Time to educate myself, this will benefit us both.