One of the best ways to help your child learn self-regulation is to get them involved in meditative practices. One of the best ways to manage your own regulation is to practice something meditative every day.
Okay, I see opportunity for a win-win family activity. Try Yoga. I know, you don’t have time for it. And, I know YOU don’t want to wear those form-fitting yoga pants (unless of course YOU only wear those kinds of pants.) If you have five-minutes to check your email, you have five-minutes to do a little regulating Yoga. If you have pants, you have yoga pants.
Buy, or borrow from a friend, a Yoga DVD and practice for five-minutes with the kids. Have fun. Taking anything too seriously ruins the relaxation, so make room for doing it all wrong and for rambunctious kid behavior. That’s what makes this so regulating. Silliness, laughter, exercise, meditation, and family time has it all.