Sunday, March 26, 2017

Home Is a Better Place to Teach Kids Self Control

A new federal report recommends that schools include self-regulation skills in their curriculum to help children manage their thoughts and feelings, control impulses and solve problems. 
 Seriously? Schools struggle with teaching math, literacy, civics and science and now some researchers believe that schools are the ideal place for kids to learn self-regulation skills. I don’t deny some of that is learned through the school process anyway, but to do so intentionally with the premise that students are not being taught these things at home.

Well, at least not in the way they think it should be done anyway.

The report was the final addition to a four part series on self-regulation and toxic stress. The paper was written by Desiree W. Murray, Katie Rosanbalm, and Christina Christopoulos on behalf of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. The report was commissioned by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Murray, who is the associate director of research at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told Futurity why schools were ideal.

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