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Self-control in toddlers predictor of school-readiness & more

Dr.  Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, provides comment in MedicineNet article new study regarding how toddlers adjust to adult anger.

“For example, self-control predicts school readiness, academic achievement and social competence, among other things,” she said. It’s exciting, she added, that even 15-month-olds have already learned to combine emotional cues with visual or other perceptual cues of an adult they don’t know and then use that to guide their behavior.

“This study suggests that parents need to consider how their toddlers are learning from what is occurring in the social world around them,” she said. “It also suggests that toddlers who seem to be impulsive may need more assistance learning how to inhibit behaviors than observation alone.”

Read the full article at: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=185010