In this podcast, Dr. Brenda Jones Harden describes how young children develop self control starting even in the first year of life, and how parent can set limits with love.
Dr. Jones Harden is Associate Professor at the University of Maryland College Park. She is a clinician and researcher whose work focuses on the development and mental health of young children.
1. Listen to this podcast
2. Learn more about Brenda Jones-Harden, PhD
Read about key findings from ZERO TO THREE's 2009 National Parent Survey
Developing Self-Control: Birth to 12 Months
Developing Self-Control: 12 to 24 Months
Developing Self-Control: 24 to 36 Months
The Development of Self-Control, a set of age-based handouts
Helping Your Child Begin to Develop Self-Control
Coping With Agression and Teaching Self-Control in the Early Years
Parent-Child Activities That Support the Development of Self-Control
Young Toddlers--12-24 Months
Older Toddlers--24-36 Months
Discipline and Limit-Setting: Building Self-Control—a set of age-based handouts for caregivers
Frequently Asked Questions:
Without fail, as soon as I answer the telephone my 1-year-old starts fussing for my attention.
My 19-month-old daughter and I go to a playgroup once a week. Last week my daughter grabbed a car out of her friend’s hands. How can you get little kids to share?
It is impossible to grocery shop with my 22-month-old. She wants to grab for everything and struggles to get out of the cart...help!! What can I do?