Parents, Teachers, and Therapists Using Child-Directed Play Therapy and Coaching Skills to Promote Children’s Social and Emotional Competence and Build Positive Relationships

If left untreated, early-onset conduct problems (e.g., high rates of aggression, noncompliance, oppositional behaviors, emotional dysregulation) place children at high risk of recurring social and emotional problems, underachievement, school dropout, and eventual delinquency. The development of emotional self-regulation and social competence in the early years plays a critical role in shaping the ways in which children think, learn, react to challenges, and develop relationships throughout their lives.

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Year: 2009
Bibliography: Webster-Stratton, C., & Reid, J. M. 2009. In C. E. Schaefer (Ed.), Play therapy for preschool children (pp. 245-273). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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