Respond to this post and share examples of self-regulation skills you have observed in your family or other families who are close to you. ( 50 words or more)
What would you recommend to a parent who asks you what he or she can do to promote his or her preschool child’s self-regulation skills?
The advice I would give to my parents is to model behavior and encourage their child. Children learn through imitating, IF the parent display’s poor attitudes the child will most likely will display that type of behavior. I will tell my parents that it is a team effort and we all have to work together as a team. Encouraging a child that they can do something helps promote self-esteem. If they show uneasiness about school, find out why. Say positive things to your child that they can do it etc. Children are emotional beings and if the environment is inviting and positive they will become attached. Some children just need a little bit more encouraging.
Now turning to the mesosystem, identify examples of influences on the child’s effortful control you can share with the parent.
Children spend a lot of time in a child care setting. Asking open ended questions about the child’s day at school, it will get the child engaged and the parent involved. As a parent getting involved in their child’s education helps promote effortful control. Schools provides opportunities for learning and improving social schools.
Provide examples of influences on children’s effortful control that you have observed in your own family and other families who are close to you.
My son does not have the greatest effortful control or self-regulation. Mostly due to his ADHD and partly due to his grandmother buying him something every time they went out. But on rare occasions my son behaves and shows self-regulation. Just recently he ran errands with my father in law and not once did he ask for anything or throw any meltdowns. With him having ADHD having control is a huge step in learning self-regulation and effortful control. His reward for showing such great behavior is praise and encouragement. Children with ADHD have a problem with waiting and patience. They are always on the go. SO something as small as this is a big accomplishment.