Children's Self-Regulation Speaker Series | Early Start Discovery Space

Children’s Self-Regulation Speaker Series


Come in to Early Start for an evening of discussion and questions with researchers Dr Steven Howard and Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, who will be talking about the nature, importance and improvement of self-regulation in early childhood.

Event Details

Location: Early Start Discovery Space, University of Wollongong
Time: 25th & 27th of September 6-7:30pm
Cost: $7.50/members, $15/non-members

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What is Self-Regulation?

Self-regulation refers to our ability to control our thinking, behaviours, emotional reactions and social interactions. For instance, by the end of the preschool years a well self-regulated child can sustain their attention and resist distraction, endure temptations and delay gratification, wait their turn, consider the consequences of their actions, and persist with challenging activities – even when it is difficult to do so. The purpose of this Speaker Series is to talk about the nature of self-regulation (what it is – including aspects we often don’t think about), why it is important (for now and for later) and to highlight playful, low-cost and everyday activities that adults can use to engage and support children’s self-regulation development.


We are also inviting any questions you have in advance, to ensure an interactive evening that offers something for everyone. To submit a question, email it through to*


*In order to give the panel time to prepare, we will need all questions submitted by 5pm, Monday 24th of September.