ERIC Number: EJ915174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Doing What Doesn't Come Naturally: The Development of Self-Regulation
Thompson, Ross A.
Zero to Three (J), v30 n2 p33-39 Nov 2009
Self-regulatory limitations are typical of young children, whose impulsiveness, distractibility, and emotional outbursts can amuse and frustrate parents and practitioners. During the last 30 years, however, research into the development of self-regulation has revealed that early childhood is a very early stage in the maturation of brain regions relevant to self-control and that self-regulatory problems often accompany increasing stress in the lives of young children. These discoveries have underscored the importance of adult support for the growth of self-regulatory competence in young children and the need for appropriate developmental expectations for self-control, and they have contributed to the development of early interventions to support self-regulatory ability in the early years.
Descriptors: Young Children, Self Control, Behavior Modification, Self Management, Stress Management, Neuropsychology, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Parent Role, Early Intervention, Child Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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