Emotion regulation skills should be mastered by early childhood, but many enter school with deficits that may not have been addressed effectively or early enough.
Gayle L. Macklem, MA, NCSP, LEP, is a Massachusetts licensed school psychologist and a Massachusetts-licensed educational psychologist. She has served in the field of education for 30 years. A former president of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), she serves as the Technology Chairperson of the state association. Gayle is an adjunct instructor in the Counseling and School Psychology Specialist Training Program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Gayle writes curriculum and writes on topics of interest to educators. She is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences. Gayle is the author of Springer's Bullying and teasing: Social power in children's groups (2003).