The role of the microsystem in shaping children’s effortful

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.



The role of the microsystem in shaping children’s effortful control is important and parents play a critical role. After reading the text and viewing the “Life at 3: Bad Behavior” video, address the following:

  1. What would you recommend to a parent who asks you what      he or she can do to promote his or her preschool child’s self-regulation      skills?
  2. Now turning to the mesosystem, identify examples of      influences on the child’s effortful control you can share with the parent.
  3. Provide examples of influences on children’s effortful      control that you have observed in your own family and other families who      are close to you.

Guided Response:
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates by Day 7, and share examples of self-regulation skills you have observed in your family or other families who are close to you.