Troubled preschoolers improve behavior with model peers

A Tennessee program pairing troubled preschoolers with well-behaved classmates is helping children transform their behavior. "If a child has a meltdown, he isn't learning anything, so teaching self-control is as important to social interactions as it is to academic development," said Ellen Frede, co-director of Rutgers University's National Institute for Early Education Research.

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