ERIC Number: ED390562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Common Sense Discipline. Building Self-Esteem in Young Children: Stories from Life.
Mitchell, Grace; Dewsnap, Lois
Using a story-oriented approach, this book describes and discusses real-life issues and conflicts encountered by parents and teachers of young children. Each scenario is followed by practical approaches to solving these problems. Part 1, "Today's Family Patterns and Discipline," addresses the impact family changes can have on children, and what challenges teachers can expect. Part 2, "Inclusive Education and Discipline," examines the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the challenges for both children and adults, accompanied by solutions and supportive suggestions. The last part, "Mistakes Adults Make," explores alternative approaches for mistakes easily made by adults when working with children. Issues under consideration in this book include: children dividing time between divorced parents; grandparents raising grandchildren; violence in schools; working with children who have disabilities; and helping young children learn to share. The book emphasizes that the impact on the child's self-esteem is the one guideline against which all planning for children should be measured. Each part of the book is followed by a bibliography. (BAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Communication, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Family Structure, Inclusive Schools, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Self Esteem, Special Needs Students, Teacher Student Relationship
TelShare Publishing Company, Inc., 1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 909, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Common Sense