Preschoolers ’ Emotion Regulation Strategy Understanding : Relations with Emotion Socialization and Child Self-regulation

  title={Preschoolers ’ Emotion Regulation Strategy Understanding : Relations with Emotion Socialization and Child Self-regulation},
  author={Pamela M. Cole and Tracy A. Dennis},
Preschool-age children’s ability to verbally generate strategies for regulating anger and sadness, and to recognize purported effective strategies for these emotions, were examined in relation to child factors (child age, temperament, and language ability) and maternal emotion socialization (supportiveness and structuring in response to child distress). The relation between strategy understanding and actual self-regulation was also examined. In a sample of 116 boys and girls, 4-year-olds… CONTINUE READING
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