Day Care and Early Education

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 21–26 | Cite as

The tasks of early childhood: The development of self-control — Part II

  • Alice Sterling Honig
  • Therese Lansburgh


Four-year-old Tommy felt mad that Jonah was hogging the big building blocks. He stood nearby, feeling more and more disgruntled. Just a week ago, his teachers had carried out a group discussion about hitting and hurting. No one was supposed to hit, even if you were mad. The group had discussed other ways to express their feelings. They had talked about telling a child what you wanted, or getting a teacher to help you out.


Building Block Early Childhood Group Discussion 
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  • Alice Sterling Honig
  • Therese Lansburgh

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