Facilitation of Preschool Social–Emotional Competence Through Maternal Emotion Regulation

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the features of maternal emotional competency that most impact child socioemotional development.
  2. conceptualize the pathways through which these emotional strategies impact child socioemotional development, thus providing starting points to guide intervention.
  3. educate practitioners in supporting mothers to promote healthy early childhood socioemotional development via their own emotional strategies.


Social–emotional development, including emotional regulation skills, are central to academic readiness and successful transition to kindergarten. This presentation explores parent- and child-level factors that influence emotional competence in preschool, including maternal emotion regulation, parenting stress, and mother education. Participant benefits include understanding features of maternal emotion regulation with the strongest influence child social–emotional development, and identification of practitioner-friendly evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies to support mothers in the promotion of child social–emotional skills.



Margaret N. Cox, University of Oregon
Elizabeth Glenn, University of Oregon


Nicole R. Giuliani


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