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    Hi Debbie
    On my second discussion I really need your thoughts. Can you help me with your inputs

    Regardless of a child's unique qualities, one thing remains the same; to improve learning and behavior, children must develop strong self-regulation skills. Read the article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), "Developing Young Children's Self-Regulation Through Everyday Experiences."

    The marshmallow experiment is a famous test conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year-olds were given a marshmallow and promised another only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Watch the video, The Marshmallow Test.

    Reflect on the information in the NAEYC article, the video, and your text and explain how toddlers with better self-regulation skills are less likely to demonstrate behavior problems in preschool. Explain why these self-regulation skills are so important and how you will promote the learning of self-regulation. How will you deliberately teach self-regulation as part of everyday experience? Share an example of your own self-regulation skills that you can model for others.
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    Did you watch the video, Mary? It was very cute.

    Self-regulation, hmm? What are your thoughts on that, Mary? It would not hurt to define it first, which you have in the article. Flores says that Self-regulation refers to several complicated processes that allow children to appropriately respond to their environment (Bronson 2000). Children must learn to appraise what they take in from seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling; then compare this information to what they already know. Flores also cites these other researchers who say that children interpret their experiences ...

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