The role of the microsystem in shaping children’s effortful control is important and parents play a critical role. After reading the text and viewing the “Life at 3: Bad Behavior” video, address the following:
- 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?
- Now turning to the mesosystem, identify examples of influences on the child’s effortful control you can share with the parent.
- 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.
Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.