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What to Expect from Preschoolers’ Emotions


Self-regulation is the ability to understand and manage behaviors, as well as one’s feelings and reactions to the environment. It’s important that children are introduced to this concept, and it’s most helpful that their day care in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina reinforces this by helping them understand their emotions and be able to regulate them.

Parents and guardians should be aware of preschoolers’ emotional development milestones between the ages of 3 and 5. A child development center lists the following milestones for preschoolers. At this age, they will probably be able to:

  • Use words to describe how they are feeling from basic to complex emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger, excitement, annoyance, and embarrassment
  • Feel sorry and understand the concept of apologies but needs to be reminded about it
  • Be generous and learn about the concept of sharing—but not all the time
  • Learn to hide the truth when feeling guilty, embarrassed, or frightened about
  • Calm down after experiencing strong emotions and refocus their attention on new tasks

However, parents and providers of childcare services in South Carolina should help them how to manage strong emotions, like anger, frustration, and disappointment, better.

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