Promoting positive peer relations with young children: Rationales and strategies

Jacquelyn Mize, Gary W. Ladd, Joseph M. Price

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In this article, an argument is made for the importance of peers in the social learning and development of young children. Among the topics considered are the developmental course of peer relations from infancy through preschool and the features of early social competence. Finally, drawing upon a process model of social competence, suggestions are made for promoting positive peer relations through instructional and environmental interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-237
Number of pages17
JournalChild Care Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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