Policy Brief: Laying a Foundation for Academic, Social & Emotional Competence: Promoting Effortful Control

This brief is a result of a CCFW Research to Real World Forum. Effortful control, a core of self-regulation, has been shown to predict academic, social, and emotional success in both typical and at-risk children. In fact, it is a more robust predictor of early academic and social success than early verbal skills, and predicts school and adult success above the effects of family socioeconomic status and IQ. For at-risk children, having strong effortful control serves as a protective factor, reducing the adverse impact of risk factors such as dangerous neighborhoods, family conflict, or negative parenting.

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April 2011