Helping Toddlers Understand Emotion Key to Development
[Source: Medical X Press]
The study, published in the September issue of theJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, could ultimately help those most in need. Toddlers with higher risk, specifically those with more behavioral problems and from the most disadvantaged families, benefited most from being taught about emotion by their mothers.
“Our findings offer promise for a practical, cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers’ social and emotional development and reduce behavioral problems,” said Holly Brophy-Herb, MSU professor of child development and lead investigator on the study.
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