October 14th, 2020
How does preschoolers’ play style relate to their aggressive impulses? In Guida’s recent study, rough-and-tumble play (RTP) at home was related to more emotion dysregulation and aggression in preschoolers, and at school RTP was related to more physical aggression. Negative emotions displayed during father-child RTP was related to poorer emotion regulation and higher levels of aggression. Overall, RTP does not seem to improve emotion regulation for children. Click here for the paper published in Early Child Development and Care.
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