This article is intended to provide early childhood providers with a concise overview of emerging emotional development in young children (birth-5), the important role of primary caregivers, and the link between parenting, emotional development, and behavior. Specific suggestions that have been shared with urban Head Start mothers are offered, including support from the literature as to why such suggestions are worthwhile to share with families. The importance of acknowledging the contributing role of teachers and parents in young children's emotional development is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental and Educational Psychology