How do you respond to your children’s needs, impulses, and behaviors? Your responses can help set a strong foundation for how your children will manage and respond to their own feelings, impulses, and needs—both now and in the future. What follows are..
When babies are born, they have very little ability to regulate themselves. The development of self-control occurs within the context of the infant-caregiver relationship. Babies are almost entirely dependent upon their parents or primary caregivers to id..
Resources Brazelton, T.B. (1992) Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, Development, Birth to 3—The Essential Reference for the Early Years. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. Klass, P. and Costello, E.(2003) Quirky Kids: Understan..
If You Have Concerns or Questions If your child has trouble with self-regulation, it could be due to environmental stressors or your child’s unique differences. All individuals differ in their ability to take in, organize, and respond to sensations in t..