Prosocial self-regulation means managing your own emotions and behaviour in ways that respond to the needs of and benefit others. Peer group dynamics, such as caring vs. competitive atmospheres, can reduce or exaggerate prosocial stress. Adult expectations and modelling are key to enhancing or diminishing empathy.
This is the sixth module in a series of topics about self-regulation and its relationship with development.
Jan has 30 years of teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario and Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. While "retired" Jan researches and provides on-line professional learning opportunities for Dominion Learning Institute of Canada and for interactive professional learning and consultation to Early Years professionals. Jan served as a member of Ontario's Expert Panel on an Early Learning Framework, Ministry of Education. She works with the Psychology Foundation of Canada, promoting children's emotional wellness, and is a trainer for their Kids Have Stress Too! programs. Jan has co-authored an ECE textbook, Children at the Centre: Principles of Early Childhood Education in Canada