Dr. Carlos Valiente is a Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. He studies the development of children’s emotional, social, and academic functioning. Dr. Valiente has also been involved in intervention research designed to promote students’ readiness for, and success in, early elementary school. Dr. Valiente has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters on the contributions of parenting and children’s temperament to developmental outcomes. Much of his work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health.