EF Challenge — Emotional Control

by Laurie Moore Skillings, SCAC


 Emotional Control is the ability to manage emotions in order to achieve goals, complete tasks, or control and direct behavior.

Emotional Control can be seen in infants who have learned how to soothe themselves. It can been seen when a teen keeps their “cool” if they’re being provoked to do something that might be harmful.

When a person has difficulties with emotional control, it may present in some of the following ways:

difficulty with competition: athletic or academic

difficulty handling change in plans

hard time taking the word No for an answer

not handling criticism well

feeling anxious before a test

For a strategy for Emotional Control click here.