Association Psychological Science The minds of toddlers are always darting continuously. They apparently cannot focus on one thing at a time. They might like one toy today but tomorrow they might be captivated by a different toy. Teachers or parents could be certainly driven over the wall in trying to control the impulsivity of toddlers.

So one wonders is what really ought to be done to train kids for self-control. Psychologists are apparently starting to ask these queries, and a few are even proposing that it could be damaging to the budding brain to shove it toward maturity too soon.

University of Pennsylvania neuropsychologist Sharon Thompson-Schill and her colleagues apparently study an area of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex, or PFC, the portion of the brain that could clean out inappropriate information and enable us to concentrate. It is also alleged to be the last part of the brain to mature and become completely efficient. Until age 4, it is said to lag behind the rest of the brain.

Thompson-Schill and colleagues apparently hypothesize that an undeveloped PFC may not be a shortfall at all, but rather a benefit in the initial years of life.

Toddlers have lots to learn and a great deal of that education apparently has to do with hard-and-fast rules and conventions. Actually, this inflexibility could be vital to language gaining. Learning language is claimed to be a daunting task. It needs saying the correct thing in the proper context, and in accord with everyone else that these are the right things to say. It is supposedly no shock that psychologists observed that kids could grasp languages quite easily as opposed to adults.

Not only language, but toddlers are also becoming accomplished in all types of social conventions. In this sense, attempting to accelerate the brain’s growth may not only be hard but also imprudent.

These findings were published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.