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Articles on Dysregulation

  • Article by Katie Sadowski
    "Many people, both adults and children, have difficulties dealing with emotions. Parents sometimes struggle with helping their children appropriately express their feelings. Taking the time and energy to teach children how to manage their feelings is extremely important and beneficial for children. There are several advantages that children can gain from being able to control their emotions. Some possible advantages are: paying better attention, being more likely to appropriately interact with others, and being less likely to act on impulse..."

  • These anger management techniques are a result of almost four decades of professional experience. Choose the ones that work best for you, and practice them over and over. This is not a quick fix, but if you use some or all of these now and regularly, you will get the relief you're looking for.

  • The term “emotional dysregulation” was coined by Dr. Marsha Linehan, a psychologist who developed a type of therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Linehan developed DBT while working with suicidal and self-injurious patients.
    Article by By Dana Lasek, Ph.d., HSPP focused on Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

  • Article by Child Mind Institute
    "Some kids need help learning to control their emotions, and resist impulsive behavior..."

  • ADHD, Oppositional and Autistic children especially have a difficult time regulating their emotions and emotional responses (behaviors). In my experience, the following skills have been extremely beneficial and effective in helping a child reduce their dysregulation.
    Article By Marianne Riley, MA, NCC, LGPC

  • Article by Kim Abraham LMSW and Marney Studaker-Cordner LMSW
    "A very common theme in raising a defiant child, or a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, is control. First of all, things usually feel out of control. Your child or teenager is fighting against any attempts made to control him—by you (his parent), teachers or any authority figure. Yet he appears to have little to no control over his own choices, impulses or behavior..."