Teaching Children Self-Control

Rae Pica with Laura Berk

Research shows that effective self-regulation skills are an accurate predictor of both academic and social success, but children’s ability to self-regulate has diminished over the years. Listen as Dr. Berk suggests ways to help children develop these important skills, which include impulse control, control of intense emotions, and ability to guide behavior with planning, thinking, and self-discipline.

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May 8, 2009
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Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she teaches Human Development to both undergraduate and graduate students. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Chicago. Berk has published widely on the role of make-believe play in the development of self-regulation.
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