Emotional Self-Regulation & Effortful Control is developed in Early Childhood. This is essential in the child's interaction with the world around them. These skills indicate the child's internal functions for dealing with stress and how they internalize their perceived messages from the environment. It is with these skills that a child adjusts their perceptions and coping skills for living. If a child is given an opportunity to develop secure attachments; thereby allowing for their safe exploration and development of an independent self-identity, that child will most likely develop strong emotional self-regulation and effortful control. This allows the child to redirect attention to something else if denied it's first interest (effortful control--I didn't really want to play ball, I think I'll draw a picture.) Emotional Self-Regulation is demonstrated when a child adjusts their senses to control the intake of environmental stimulus (covering ears to muffle the sound of a loud siren, or shutting eyes tightly during a graphic scene on tv). These skills are imperative for a child to have a sense of control over self and their interaction with their world. If the opportunity to attach, explore, and build these skills are not encouraged, a child may be deprived of the ability to interact well with peers and others in general, their self-esteem and outlook upon life (as hostile or intrusive) may instead be impacted affecting them into adulthood.