HD 382 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Gross Motor Skill, Child Care, Mental Chronometry
The parental role in promoting preschoolers" social-emotional development: Linked to the ability to regulate emotions: young children with more secure attachment are more socially engaged and more likely to demonstrate social, emotional, and cognitive skills that lead to peer acceptance. It is essential that parents closely monitor their youngsters" activities and establish reasonable parameters and rules of behavior: help children understand which behaviors are safe and/or acceptable. It is beneficial for young children when their parents continually engage them in verbal dialogues and respond to their questions and other verbal comments. It is helpful when parents use short, concrete sentences; state one request or idea at a time, and give the child an opportunity to think about and process each request separately. It is not recommended that parents eliminate these important rituals, just that they be firm and consistent regarding the time allotted for them.