Essay about child development

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Ellis, B.1, heidi.ellis@childrens.harvard.edu, et al. "Emotion Regulation Among Preschoolers On A Continuum Of Risk: The Role Of Maternal Emotion Coaching."Journal Of Child & Family Studies 23.6 (2014): 965-974. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

The article that I have chosen goes into depth in showing how parental coaching involves acknowledging and validating children’s feelings, as well as guiding them on how to manage intense or negative feelings. They show the studies they did, what the results were, and how to teach children to cope with them. The purpose of this article is to allow the reader to show how studies examined whether maternal emotion coaching can play a mediational role between family risk (i.e. economic disadvantage, family stress, and maltreatment) and the emotion regulation in preschoolers. In all, there were seventy-four preschoolers and their maternal caregivers participated in this observational laboratory study. There was a narrative talk in which mothers and children reminisced about a mildly upsetting event. The author does accomplish this objective with findings that support research into the possibilities of training mothers in emotion coaching skills to foster their children's emotional development. The audience of this article would be maternal caregivers, teachers, families, and also researchers looking into the study of child development. Maternal caregivers could be targeted by this article so that they can learn how to deal with their childrens different kinds of feelings. This article could also draw in teachers who are looking towards how to react with children with different kinds of emotions that come into play in class. Families that have problems with their children's emotional being could also use this article as a reference in helping them see how it can help them with their emotional problems. Researchers that are researching about child development, or need some knowledge about children's emotion could use this article for their own use. The persona in this article is informative, scholarly, and an educators persona. The article explains concepts with much detail, and relates them to each one another. The author uses great information to create a certain image that persuades the audience. “Emotion regulation skills are essential for children’s psychological and social well-being. Children with these skills are able to monitor, evaluate and modify emotional reactions, or in other words, to manage the ebb and flow of negative emotions (Kopp 1989)”(965). Here it shows that the persona is an educators, and argues that emotion regulation skills are essential for children. The context can pulled from the wide variety of programs that are offered and stated as helping to train mothers in emotion coaching skills. The article gives a lot of information on all these programs and gives a look into all of these programs. The authors also mostly did their research and studies in a laboratory, conducting small experiments.
The structure of this article is formatted as a informative format. The article begins with and introduction, definition, then goes to methods and results. In the beginning, the article explains different kinds of emotions that children go through. It continues onto conducting experiments with mothers and children, and shows ways to prevent intense or bad emotions from continuing. Throughout the article, it is formatted into major categories with different subcategories to give the article an easy flow in reading, and looking through. The categories are Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussions, all with different subcategories. There are different kinds of evidence that are used in the article. Statistical, numbers, facts, expert opinion, physical details, and documentary evidence. The author used a lot of statistical evidence to prove a point and support for their argument. The statistical data then showed and made were concrete and supported…