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ERIC Number: ED507530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7061-8
Little Kids, Big Worries: Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms
Honig, Alice Sterling
Brookes Publishing Company
Research shows that stress in the crucial early years of a child's life can pose dramatic, lasting challenges to development, learning, and behavior. This is the practical book early childhood professionals need to recognize stress in young children--and intervene with proven relief strategies before pressures turn into big problems. Developed by celebrated early childhood expert Alice Sterling Honig, this guidebook helps readers address the most common causes of stress in a young child's life, including separation anxiety, bullying, jealousy, and family circumstances. Packed with down-to-earth, easy-to-use ideas, this empowering book gives professionals the tools they need to conquer stress in any early childhood setting--so children can develop the early social and academic skills they'll need to succeed in school. Chapters include: (1) Understanding Stress in Children's Lives; (2) Sources and Signs of Stress; (3) Insights About Stress: Reflecting and Reframing; (4) Choosing Stress-Busting Techniques to Help Children; (5) Personalizing Stress-Reducing Strategies for Children; (6) Using Stress-Reducing Strategies with Groups of Children; (7) Using Storytelling to Relieve Child Stresses; (8) Adult Stress Busters in Care Settings and Schools: Working with Parents, Personnel, Home Visitors, Supervisors, Mental Health Professionals, and Consultants; and (9) Personalizing Stress-Busting Ideas for Adults Caring for Children. Lists of References, Children's Book Bibliography, and Internet Resources are presented.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A