The Effects Of Parenting On The Development Of Self Regulation

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The Effects of Parenting on the Development of

Self-Regulation in Children

Pamela Whitaker
999998221
University of Toronto
Introduction to Development (PSY210H1-S)

The Effects of Parenting on the Development of
Self-Regulation in Children
Effective regulation of emotions has been viewed as a developmental achievement that serves as an essential requirement for numerous other developmental tasks. Specifically, because powerful emotions have the potential to disorganize or disrupt multiple psychological processes, modulation of their experience and expression has been considered crucial for basic state regulation, behavioural exploration, cognitive processing, and social competence (Sheppes & Gross, 2011). Infants and children initially rely on interactions with their caregivers to regulate their emotions, and they progressively internalize these abilities as they mature. Individual differences in capacities and strategies for emotion regulation continue into adulthood, where they influence coping styles, problem solving, relationship quality, and mental and physical health. For use in this literature review, self-regulation refers to a variety of skills related to self-management of emotions, responses, and behaviours (McCabe, Cunnington, & Brooks-Gunn, 2004). In order to support the development of self-regulation at home, parents first have to ensure that they model their own behaviours in intentional ways. Of the responsibilities…
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