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ERIC Number: ED497597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 164
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond
Mah, Ronald
Redleaf Press
Creating a classroom of attentive learners takes more than swift discipline. "Difficult Behavior" can help inspire positive behavioral change and healthy, productive development. Following Acknowledgments, About the Author and Introduction, the book is divided into five sections. Part I, The Role of Discipline, includes: (1) Discipline in Classrooms, Families and Society. Part II, Time and Using Timeout, continues with: (2) Before Timeout: Understanding Children's Sense of Time; (3) Three Common Uses of Timeout and Why They Fail to Work; (4) The Community Theory of Timeout That Works; and (5) Applying Timeout Effectively. Part III, Setting and Following Through with Boundaries, contains: (6) Boundaries: The Foundation for Growth and Change and (7) Follow-Through and Consistency. Part IV, Punishment, Praise and Rewards, provides: (8) How and Why Punishment Works -- and Doesn't Work; (9) The Effective and Judicious Use of Praise; (10) The Most Important Lesson of Choices; (11) Motivating Reward Systems: Key Issues and Effective Principles; (12) Rewards-Only Behavior Plans; and (13) Connecting Goals to Motivating Rewards. Part V, Recognizing and Responding to Specific Behaviors and Emotions, presents the final chapter: (14) When There Is More To It: Helping Children With Deeper Issues. Conclusion: Now What? and References conclude the book. An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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