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ERIC Number: ED440785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 304
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86433-143-6
Young Children's Behaviour: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers.
Porter, Louise
Noting that adults caring for young children often find themselves responding to children's misbehavior in ways contradictory to their overall goals of children's autonomy and self-management, this book provides practical child-centered suggestions for responding to young children's disruptive behavior and suggests behavior management techniques that safeguard children's emotional needs and rights. Part 1 of the book examines adults' goals in disciplining children and considers quality guidelines, behavior management theories, and using discipline to teach considerate behavior. Part 2 defines self-esteem and examines ways to foster a healthy self-esteem in children, including listening to children, acknowledging their perspectives, and promoting a constructive self-concept, realistic ideals, and competence. Part 3 concerns children's social needs and deals with encouraging friendships, coaching social skills, and settling disputes. Part 4 recommends ways for dealing democratically with children's inconsiderate behavior, focusing on positive responses to inconsiderate behavior. Part 5 applies the guidelines and general recommendations to common behavioral challenges, including self-management, social difficulties, and developmental concerns. Part 6 addresses family and personal issues with which some children have to cope, such as stress, grief, abuse, disabilities, hyperactivity, and high intellectual ability. Part 7 examines issues affecting the ability of caregiving staff to experience satisfaction in their work and to meet their responsibilities most effectively, including collaborating with parents, meeting staff needs, and forming a center discipline policy. Five appendices include quality guidelines, creative activities, and a list of readings for children and adults. (Contains approximately 350 references.) (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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