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This article sheds light on how children develop self-regulation and what adults who supervise them can help them develop this control sooner and better. For the purpose of this article, the definition of self-regulation has been taken from a report entitled “From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, Shonkoff and Phillips (2000)” as being, “a child’s ability to gain control of bodily functions, manage powerful emotions, and maintain focus and attention” (p. 1). The authors explain that young children do not have total control over their urges, emotions and responses. Early interaction with parents and caregivers initiates infants to learning how to manage their responses, as “experiences with manageable challenges, like having to wait a short time…