The Balance Of Parenting: How Best To Support Children’s Self-Regulation
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Kimberly L. Day is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida, where she also heads the Children's Self-Regulation Lab.

                       

The Balance Of Parenting: How Best To Support Children’s Self-Regulation

Young children are faced with learning to control their behaviors and emotions, which is a skill labeled self-regulation. You can see different levels of this ability when you observe children in a classroom. Some children may be able to sit quietly while completing a difficult worksheet. Other children may become frustrated and complain about wanting to play or eat lunch instead of completing their work. Although some self-regulation skills may be genetic, it is also a skill that can be...

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