ERIC Number: ED409098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Stress in Young Children's Lives.
McCracken, Janet Brown, Ed.
Few adults deliberately set out to cause children stress or to teach them how to deal with it, yet adults do just that with every word, action, and reaction. This book collects work in the field of human development on how adults can help children learn to cope with stress. Each of the 30 chapters previously appeared in "Young Children," the professional journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The chapters are grouped into such topics as coping with expected challenges, strengthening contemporary families, making sure that adults do not contribute to children's stress, and a review of stress research. The chapter titles include: (1) "Lobster on the Sidewalk: Understanding and Helping Children with Fears" (Hyson); (2) "Living with He-Man: Managing Superhero Fantasy Play" (Kostelnik and others); (3) "Sex Education with Young Children" (Koblinsky and others); (4) "Preparing Young Children for Hospitalization" (Trawick-Smith and Thompson); (5) "The Young Child in the Hospital" (Fassler); (6) "Saying Goodbye to Preschool" (Ziegler); (7) "Helping Children Cope with Death" (Furman); (8) "Using Crisis-Oriented Books with Young Children" (Jalongo); (9) "The Teacher's Role in Facilitating a Child's Adjustment to Divorce" (Skeen and McKenry); (10) "Blended Families: Overcoming the Cinderella Myth" (Skeen and others); (11) "Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention and Reporting" (Meddin and Rosen); (12) "There is More to Early Childhood Education than Cognitive Development" (Haiman); (13) "Obedience is Not Enough" (Kamii); (14) "'But What about Sharing?': Children's Literature and Moral Development" (Krogh and Lamme); (15) "The Unpopular Child" (Roopnarine and Honig); (16) "Black Children: Their Roots, Culture, and Learning Styles" (Hale-Benson); (17) "A Child's Right to the Valuing of Diversity" (Lane); and (18) "'It'll Be a Challenge!': Managing Emotional Stress in Teaching Disabled Children" (White and Phair). (EV)
Descriptors: Bereavement, Black Youth, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Neglect, Child Rearing, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Coping, Cultural Pluralism, Death, Disabilities, Divorce, Early Childhood Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Fear, Hospitalized Children, Life Events, Moral Development, Obedience, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Pretend Play, School Readiness, Sex Education, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Teacher Role, Young Children
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.