Sarah Kahle (University of California)
Jessica S. Grady (University of the Pacific)
Jonas G. Miller (University of California
Monica Lopez (University of California)
Paul D. Hastings (University of California)
- Mothers' emotion language and scaffolding behaviors were assessed during two tasks with their 3.5-year-old children.
- Different maternal behaviors predicted changes in children's inhibitory control over 6 months depending on whether the task contained emotion content.
- Improvements on an inhibitory control task with emotion content were predicted by maternal emotion language, while improvements on a non-emotional task were predicted by maternal scaffolding.