Discipline and Limit Setting

In order to follow rules and understand limits, children need to develop self-control.

Self-control and self-regulation are complex skills that begin to emerge in the early months of life but are not fully developed until between four and five years of age. Read more about how young children learn self-control through interactions with peers, parents, and other loving adults.

Watch how parents and caregivers can set age-appropriate limits for young children learning to cope with their emotions.
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