Self-Regulation and the Brain

January 28, 2021 - Parkland School Division's Student Services Department is proud to present Self-Regulation and the Brain, a FREE three-part online session for parents & guardians of students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

As the 2020-2021 school year has made abundantly clear, learning during a worldwide pandemic is no easy task. While some students have found their groove and adjusted well to the changes in their lives and learning, others have struggled with finding the motivation or assurance they need to manage the daily challenges of studying at home or at school under current health measures.

If the latter sounds a lot like your child's learning situation, PSD Student Services is here to help with a series of three 20-minute sessions scheduled throughout February and March, which focus on the concept of self-regulation as it pertains to learning, and how it can be used to mitigate the negative effects of stressors on growing brains.

Dates: Wednesday, February 17, Tuesday, February 23 & Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 2pm OR 7pm (20-minute sessions)
Location: Google Meet Webinar
Presenters: Natasha Lang & Pam McNeil (PSD Student Services Facilitators)

To self-regulate means to monitor and manage your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and energy states in such a way that you are able to remain calm, focused, empathetic and motivated, even when faced with a stressful situation. Self-regulation is a skill that develops over time as a child's brain matures, but as with any skill, it comes more naturally to some than others. 

If your child is having difficulty with staying on task, the strategies discussed in this series can help. Choose a time that works best for you, sign up for all three sessions, and then come ready with questions or just to listen in - this topic is applicable to students of all ages.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting If a session is full, please sign up on the wait list to receive a notification if another spot becomes available or another session is added. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact:
Natasha Lang
Early Education Facilitator