Is it time to change a Behaviour Policy to a Regulation Policy?
Amanda Peddle sheds light on the research that influences modern practice where there are ‘Why’s’ that need answering around emotions and well-being before children are labelled with stigmatised language around what they do.
She explains how sensory stimuli affect the body and that behaviour is a symptom of that. Helping children and adults to recognise these physical bodily feelings will help them feel normal and, alongside a reflective, empathetic early years practitioner, will begin to help themselves regulate their (our) own behaviour.
Do you still have a Behaviour Policy?