Dexter is off to the supermarket for his mum. Oh-No! Along the way he's lost the shopping list! Now he must complete his task from memory. That should be easy enough, shouldn't it? Self-regulation refers to our ability to control our thinking, behaviours, emotional reactions and social interactions to achieve our goals or react appropriately to the situation - even if it is difficult to do so. This book aims to support children to focus and sustain attention, resist distraction, persist in the face of challenge and be self-directed. Hallmarks of cognitive self-regulation.