Kids struggling with attention, distraction, or overwhelm?

He has trouble finishing homework because he is so distracted.

They lose things everyday and can't "get it together".

She can't finish projects because she gets off topic and overwhelmed.

Making friends is hard because big emotions get in the way.

Trouble with staying focused in the classroom is impacting learning.

An executive functioning resource by The OT Toolbox.

I need help with teaching impulse control!
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Impulse control journal an executive functioning skill guide and resource

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • My child has boundary issues, and he bumps into other kids in the lunch line. He just can't keep his hands to himself!

  • My students lose homework pages and important papers everyday. They can't get it together. Learning is suffering!

  • My daughter grabs toys right out of her friend's hands. It seems like she can't control herself.

  • My son is so impulsive! He will run right through a parking lot full of cars!

  • A few of my students struggle with self-esteem because they are so focused on sensory issues that they can't pay attention in the classroom!

  • My clients are struggling with confidence issues because they don't have the tools to self-regulate. It's really impacting their learning!

Supporting executive functioning skill development takes practice and time.

Now you can use what motivates a person to support that development, by writing about interests, and meaningful daily tasks.

The Impulse Control Journal is your ticket to helping kids manage their impulses, strategize ways to "shift gears", and learn valuable lessons in self-regulation. 

Details about The Impulse Control Journal:  

80 page impulse control journal for kids to keep track of their day

  • 30 Drawing Journal Pages to reflect and pinpoint individual strategies 
  • 28 Journal Lists so kids can write quick checklists regarding strengths, qualities, supports, areas of need, and insights 
  • 8 Journaling worksheets to pinpoint coping skills, feelings, emotions, and strategies that work for the individual 
  • Daily and Weekly tracking sheets for keeping track of tasks and goals 
  • Mindset,Vision, and Habit pages for helping kids make an impact 
  • Self-evaluation sheets to self-reflect and identify when inhibition is hard and what choices look like 
  • Daily tracker pages so your child can keep track of their day 
  • Task lists to monitor chores and daily tasks so it gets done everyday  
  • Journal pages to help improve new habits  
  • Charts and guides for monitoring impulse control so your child can improve their self-confidence  
  • Strategy journal pages to help kids use self-reflection and self-regulation so they can succeed at home and in the classroom  
  • Goal sheets for setting goals and working to meet those goals while improving persistence  
  • Tools for improving mindset to help kids create a set of coping strategies that work for their needs  


This is a HUGE digital resource that you can download and print to use over and over again.  

You will receive an email with a link to download the electronic file following payment. Save the document to your computer after you download it. The Impulse Control Journal is not available in print format at this time.

The Impulse Control Journal is perfect for kids who: 

  • Grab items from other kids 
  • Lack a sense of personal boundaries 
  • Show poor self-regulation of emotions and sensory input 
  • Have difficulties with delayed gratification 
  • Struggle with carryover of impulsivity strategies into general situations 
  • Interrupt others or act out in the classroom

The Coping Cards are perfect for kids who: 

  • Struggle with self-regulation
  • Lack an ability to "stop and think"
  • Show difficulty with social-emotional development
  • Need calming or alerting activities  
  • Would benefit from a set of "tools" they can always have on hand
  • Benefit from repetiton and hands-on learning
Impulse Control Journal

Why use an Impulse Control Journal? 

The daily journal sheets in The Impulse Control Journal are designed to encourage assessment of strategies, determine what worked in specific situations, and identify areas of potential growth. Kids can use the journal to self-monitor and self-guide toward improved self-regulation and impulse control.

Controlling impulses is an executive function skill that corresponds and depends on other executive functioning skills. Self-control is very much related to weaknesses in planning, prioritizing, time management, and persistence.

A daily assessment can help with addressing self-control needs through practice in real-life situations. Reviewing goals and outcomes is an effective strategy for self-monitoring and self-control. 

I want to help kids with impulse control!  
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Help kids improve their impulse control with
The Impulse Control Journal.