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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Helping Children Develop Impulse Control
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Ayudar a los niños desarrollar el control de impulsos
Polish Version: Jak pomóc dzieciom w rozwijaniu umiejętności kontrolowania swoich impulsywnych zachowań
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Adult Child Relationship
Family Life
Mental Health
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
32. Demonstrate decision-making skills and behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Learning Standards: 30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
32.A. Begin to consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.
Benchmarks: 30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECd. Begin to understand and follow rules.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECc. Use socially appropriate behavior with peers and adults, such as helping, sharing, and taking turns.
31.C.ECa. Begin to share materials and experiences and take turns.
32.A.ECb. Follow rules and make good choices about behavior.
Domains: Self-Regulation: Foundation of Development
Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
Subdomain: Behavior Regulation
Relationship with Peers