Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2013/Emotions in early childhood

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Terrible twos[edit source]

Hey there, I find child development really fascinating! I was wondering if there were any ways in which parents could avoid the 'terrible twos'? Or is it inevitable that children will always be terrible at two? Also wondering if the type of environment they are in contributes...for example, being in childcare vs. staying at home. I found this online book called "Making the terrible twos terrific!" By John Rosemond. Which I thought might be handy for you. it even has a section on day care vs parent care! Hope I've helped! Good luck! DorisWeasley (discusscontribs) 06:37, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks DorisWeasley, I hadn't yet found anything on the differences in stay at home vs daycare although it had occurred to me to wonder if there was a difference so its still on my list of potential inclusions. My biggest problem is trying not to be too broad... VanessaQ (discusscontribs) 07:09, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Sleep Hygiene for Toddlers[edit source]

Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your comment on my Sleep and Emotion, I've come across some interesting stuff relating to sleep hygiene that might be useful on your page. In short, it's all the environmental changes you can make to the toddlers sleeping arrangements that have a positive effect on their likelihood to sleep.

This one is based on a 2004 US survey by the national sleep foundation (us non profit org) related to the sleep habits of 239 toddlers (among others). The significant contributors for better sleeping (in order) were:

For length of sleep:


  • Consistent bed time (average 1h longer sleeps during the night!)
  • Being placed into bed/crib awake
  • Reading a bedtime story (average 26 mins longer sleep)


  • Having a late bed time = 78mins less sleep
  • If a parent was present at bed time (average 1hr less)
  • Having a television in the room = 30 mins less sleep

Some of the don'ts for sleep onset:

  • More people in the house
  • Not having a regular nap during the day
  • Late bed time (after 9pm)
  • Having a parent present at bed time when falling asleep (this also has an effect on whether the toddler will wake up more than once per night)

Hope this helps! I'll drop you another line as I get further into it :)

Chris Brookes (discusscontribs) 06:03, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Feedback[edit source]

Hi, I am enjoying this chapter greatly already and look forward to reading more. Having worked in childcare I can understand some of these experiences but on the whole have been pretty lucky and found kids to be good, for us 'other' adults anyway :) this will definitely come in handy come my child rearing days :D Kari2515 (discusscontribs) 15:25, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi again, reading what you have recently posted i have found that this sentence is a bit confusing and im not sure how to fix it: The human emotional system is both a masterpiece of design and complete lemon in the way that it can (either react in a stereotypically automated fashion that is either completely inappropriate or can be regulated in adaptive ways to solve problems) (Levenson, 1999) and this is never more evident than in toddlers. I have put in an or as I think that is what its missing.

I really like the table with the emotions by the way, some very good examples there :D

There are a lot of times where you forgot or misplaced a full stop so I have fixed these up :)

I love this chapter, you've done a really good job with it but the ways in which this knowledge can be applied seem minimal, although the conclusion fixes most of this problem and you don't really have the space (words) throughout. Also you need to be careful with the word count as you only have 200 left at this point until the 10% over is up.

Love the chapter[edit source]

Hi, Vanessaq I love your chapter! especially all the cute pictures! Good luck on the rest of your wiki!


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u3054871's feedback[edit source]

Hi! Really great chapter with lots of interesting features - I like the twitter post!

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Overall[edit source]

This is a really nicely presented chapter, which integrates theory and research particularly well. Great job!

Theory[edit source]

Theory is well identified and incorporated into the chapter. To improve further, apply the constructs more practically.

Research[edit source]

This area is a highlight of the chapter, with some really interesting research put forward. The research is explained at a level appropriate for the target audience. Well done for including some evidence of critical thinking!

Written expression[edit source]

Great presentation and structure. The 'How does your toddler compare' section is a really worthwhile inclusion, and the links are also well done. Try to improve the flow of the chpater by making the paragraphs 3-5 sentences long. ShaunaB (discusscontribs)

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Overall[edit source]

The use of an illustrative example as the foundation of this presentation is a particular highlight. Very nicely done!

Structure and content[edit source]

Theory are research are integrated very cleverly throughout this presentation. The flow is logical and clear, however it does appear to end quite abruptly. Including a conclusion would have been beneficial.

Communication[edit source]

Ideas are communicated well, using a clear and confident voice. The images chosen compliment the dialogue nicely. This is the only presentation I have seen that centres so strongly around an illustrative example, and I think it works beautifully - well done!

Production quality[edit source]

Picture and sound quality are good. Basic production tools have been used well. ShaunaB (discusscontribs)