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Young children are rapidly learning to regulate their emotions. In this study, we examine one way in which the preschool classroom helps children learn to regulate their emotions: through interacting with teachers and peers. Data collectors followed 767 preschool children to observe their individual interactions with teachers and peers in preschool classrooms.

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Early childhood is a key period for children to develop emotion-related skills. Children are attending and spending time in preschool programs more than ever before. Thus, learning about how preschool classrooms can serve to promote children's emotional development is needed.

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This page is a summary of: How does inhibitory control predict emotion regulation in preschool? The role of individual children’s interactions with teachers and peers., Developmental Psychology, September 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/dev0001415.
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