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Can Early Language Development Promote Children's Psychological Wellbeing?


Common sense would support the idea that language development helps improve psychological well-being. We've all witnessed a young child "talking herself through" a difficult situation (heck, adults do it too, though more often silently). Having greater language skills would enhance the child's ability to do this, whether the task is coping with disappointment, de-fusing a conflict, or finding a way to appreciate a peer.


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