Emotional wellbeing

Helping your child manage their emotional wellbeing is really important – for you and them. Pace can help with tips and strategies.

What is emotional wellbeing?

What is emotional wellbeing?

Having a positive sense of wellbeing help us cope with everyday life. It’s achieved through strong relationships, positive social connections, pleasant experiences and learning.

Wellbeing is also affected by our ability to regulate feelings. For example, if we feel too hot, we take a jumper off. If we’re tired, we go to bed early. When we can manage this aspect of wellbeing, we can stay focussed for longer – and that’s when we learn.

What your child might experience

Your child may find it difficult to manage their wellbeing. They may not be able to process a sensation, like being too hot. Or they may depend on you to regulate their feelings.

You, too, might face challenges to your emotional wellbeing. Coming to terms with having a child with a disability can take its toll the wellbeing of you and your whole family.

How Pace can help

Much of our help in this area is about collaborating with you, so you can support your child to manage their wellbeing.

You, too, might face challenges to your emotional wellbeing. Coming to terms with having a child with a disability can take its toll the wellbeing of you and your whole family.

We use sensations to help children maintain a calm alert state (ideal for learning new things). Being in a quiet, cosy corner might boost a child’s sense of wellbeing, enabling them to focus for longer. Using a weighted toy or blanket might calm a child down, and motivate them positively.