Posts Tagged ‘ emotional regulation ’

The Development of Self-Control in Young Children

Jul 14th, 2011 |

During the early years children acquire emotional, social, spiritual, and academic skills that equip them to succeed later in life. Paramount to a thriving early childhood experience is the development of self-control. This article explores the development of self-control in young children. It concludes that young children who fail to develop self-control experience emotional, social, spiritual, and academic deficits throughout life. Topics covered include, 1) an overview of self-control, 2) the crucial role of parents, 3) the important role of teachers, 4) the dynamics of peer relations and play, 5) the connection between self-control and language, 6) techniques that promote self-control and 7) a theological reflection.