Families who participate…
We asked mothers and their 3-year-old children (33 to 39 months) to come to the University of Washington for a 2 hour session where we did some school-like activities and played some games (like Simon Says) with the children, observed children’s reactions to challenging situations, observed mothers playing with their children, and had mothers fill out a questionnaire. We are asking families to return for 3 more sessions separated by 9 months each, and each session is similar to the first. Families received $100 for their time and effort in the first session, and the compensation increases by $20 in each of the following sessions. Also, children receive a small prize as thanks for participating after each session.