What is Self-Regulation?
- The ability to self-regulate, even in children as young as preschool age, is an important indicator of school readiness and academic achievement. (Self-Regulation and School Success, Duckworth & Carlson.)
- Many kindergarten teachers state that the most important indicator of success for a child entering elementary school is the ability to sit still, pay attention, and follow rules (Rimm-Kaufman, Pianta, & Cox, 2000).
- One study showed that children who scored just one deviation above the average on attention span and persistence at the age of 4 years had 39% greater odds of completing college by the age of 25! (McClelland, Piccinin, Acock, & Stallings, 2011)