ERIC Number: ED349108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Behavior Management for Young Children.
Meier, John H.
This booklet presents information designed to help teachers and parents of preschool children establish desirable behaviors and eliminate inappropriate behaviors. Several terms relating to behavior management are defined. Three types of behavior which must be discriminated, and appropriate responses to these types of behavior, are listed: (1) behaviors the teacher/parent likes and wants to see more of; (2) behaviors the teacher/parent does not like but can choose to tolerate; and (3) behaviors the teacher/parent does not like and cannot tolerate because they are harmful to the child or to someone else. It is maintained that management of children's behavior involves: (1) creating an environment that encourages children's self-esteem; (2) getting children's attention; (3) using warnings and avoiding threats; (4) discussing children's inappropriate behaviors with them; (5) working together with other adults or teachers; and (6) explaining to children the consequences of their behavior. Listed are suggestions for promoting positive behavior in young children, short statements of praise for children, examples of external reinforcers of children's positive behavior, and alternative responses to lashing out at children. Appended materials include a child referral form used by the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department and a child behavior checklist. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Preschool Services Dept., San Bernardino, CA.