ERIC Number: ED467081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Powerful, Positive, and Practical Practices: Behavior Guidance Strategies.
Nunnelley, Jeanette C.
Noting that the most common problem reported by adults in the early childhood educational setting or in the home is getting children to behave, this booklet presents ideas for teachers and parents to help them plan for changes in behavior. The booklet is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1, "Basics of Good Behavior Guidance," provides information on child development, the relationship between brain development and behavior, and other basics of behavior guidance, including the importance of understanding the child's cultural background, of teaching social competence, and of understanding reasons for misbehavior. Chapter 2, "Indirect Guidance Strategies," focuses on preventive strategies such as providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment, allowing children to make choices, using praise appropriately, and enhancing children's self-esteem. Chapter 3, "Direct Guidance Techniques," offers techniques such as using positive reinforcement, ignoring or redirecting inappropriate behavior, using reflective listening, using natural and logical consequences, and setting realistic expectations for change. The booklet concludes with a list of 15 print and Web site resources and an appended checklist and behavior guidance analysis form. (Contains 22 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Guidance, Parent Child Relationship, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
Southern Early Childhood Association, P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215-5930 ($6.50, plus shipping; discounts available for quantity and SECA member orders). Tel: 800-305-7322 (Toll Free); Tel: 501-221-1648; Fax: 501-227-5297; Web site: http://www.southernearlychildhood.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Early Childhood Association, Little Rock, AR.