Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of opportunities for … [Read More] Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

ABSTRACT Research Findings: Drawing from a Dutch sample of 113 Dutch children ([mean] age = 37 months, SD = 3.5) from 37 early care and education classrooms (19 child care centers and 18 preschools), this study examined whether the relation between classroom emotional and behavioral support and children’s observed social integration and positive mood in … [Read More] Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

ABSTRACT Teachers’ emotions in the classroom shape their ability to nurture positive relationships with young children. There is increasing interest in understanding how teachers manage and express their emotions on the job through the use of emotional labour, or the deliberate expression or suppression of emotions to achieve organizational goals. This study investigates how preschool … [Read More] Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

The Role of Emotion Knowledge in the Links Between Shyness and Children’s Socio-emotional Functioning at Preschool – British Journal of Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT The present study investigated the potential protective role of components of emotion knowledge (i.e., emotion recognition, situation knowledge) in the links between young children’s shyness and indices of socio-emotional functioning. Participants were n = 163 children (82 boys and 81 girls) aged 23-77 months ([mean] = 53.29, SD = 14.48), recruited from preschools in … [Read More] The Role of Emotion Knowledge in the Links Between Shyness and Children’s Socio-emotional Functioning at Preschool – British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Emotional Control Mediates the Association Between Dimensions of Perfectionism and Worry in Children – Child Psychiatry & Human Development

ABSTRACT Previous research has shown that perfectionism predicts for increased worry in children. Theoretically, children with high levels of perfectionism may show a decreased ability to control their emotions during times of perceived failure. Children may then worry as a maladaptive attempt to cope with intense emotions. The current study sought to test the mediating … [Read More] Emotional Control Mediates the Association Between Dimensions of Perfectionism and Worry in Children – Child Psychiatry & Human Development

The Role of Emotion Regulation and Temperament in the Prediction of the Quality of Social Relationships in Early Childhood – Early Child Development and Care

ABSTRACT In the present study, the associations between emotion regulation, temperament, and the quality of social relationships in early childhood were investigated. Thirty-one grade-one students were the focus of the study. Teachers completed the School Social Behavior Scale [Merrell, K. W. (1993). Using behaviour-rating scales to assess social skills and anti-social behaviour in school settings: … [Read More] The Role of Emotion Regulation and Temperament in the Prediction of the Quality of Social Relationships in Early Childhood – Early Child Development and Care

Neuroscientific Insights: Attention, working memory, and inhibitory control – Future of Children

ABSTRACT In this article, Cybele Raver and Clancy Blair explore a group of cognitive processes called executive function (EF)–including the flexible control of attention, the ability to hold information through working memory, and the ability to maintain inhibitory control EF processes are crucial for young children’s learning. On the one hand, they can help students … [Read More] Neuroscientific Insights: Attention, working memory, and inhibitory control – Future of Children

Parents’ Beliefs about Children’s Emotions, Children’s Emotion Understanding, and Classroom Adjustment in Middle Childhood – Social Development

ABSTRACT To explore how parental socialization of emotion may influence children’s emotion understanding, which then guides children’s interpretations of emotion-related situations across contexts, we examined the pathways between socialization of emotion and children’s adjustment in the classroom, with children’s emotion understanding as an intervening variable. Specifically, children’s emotion understanding was examined as a mediator of … [Read More] Parents’ Beliefs about Children’s Emotions, Children’s Emotion Understanding, and Classroom Adjustment in Middle Childhood – Social Development

WEBINAR: The Costly Consequences of Not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready by Kindergarten – National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents research findings from a study on the consequences that can occur when school readiness skills are lacking in the area of social-behavioral development. These consequences include grade retention, suspensions/expulsions, and receipt of support services. Presenters from Colorado discuss solutions, strategies, and policy options designed to promote readiness skills in young children prior … [Read More] WEBINAR: The Costly Consequences of Not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready by Kindergarten – National Conference of State Legislatures

Preschool Children’s Negative Emotionality and Peer Acceptance: The moderating role of sleep – Social Development

ABSTRACT Preschool children’s sleep was examined as a moderator of the association between negative emotionality and both peer acceptance and peer rejection. Participants were 115 children (47 percent girls, [mean] age=4.29 years, SD=.63). Preschool teachers reported on children’s negative emotionality (anger/frustration, sadness, and fear). Sleep was measured objectively using actigraphy in the child’s home for … [Read More] Preschool Children’s Negative Emotionality and Peer Acceptance: The moderating role of sleep – Social Development

Positively Biased Processing of Mother’s Emotions Predicts Children’s Social and Emotional Functioning – Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Highlights Children witnessed mothers simulate emotions during a pretend phone conversation. Their attention to and interpretations of mother’s emotions were measured. Negatively biased attention to her emotions was related to internalizing problems. Less positively biased interpretations were related to poorer prosocial skills. ABSTRACT Risk for internalizing problems and social skills deficits likely emerges in early … [Read More] Positively Biased Processing of Mother’s Emotions Predicts Children’s Social and Emotional Functioning – Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Maternal Emotion Regulation: Links to emotion parenting and child emotion regulation – Journal of Family Issues

ABSTRACT This study examined the link between maternal emotion regulation (ER) and emotion parenting behaviors and child ER, particularly emphasizing the previously understudied potential associations between mothers’ ER and concurrent emotion parenting behaviors. Community-recruited participants included 64 mother–child (M = 9.5 years, 38 girls) dyads. Mothers completed measures on their own ER, their child’s ER, … [Read More] Maternal Emotion Regulation: Links to emotion parenting and child emotion regulation – Journal of Family Issues

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