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ERIC Number: EJ1183182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Common Toddler Behaviors and Ways to Keep Calm
Santelman, Mary
NAMTA Journal, v39 n2 p133-147 Spr 2014
Mary Santelman discusses all forms of biting, the labeling of a biter, the biter as victim or victimizer, and record keeping of biting behavior. On the list of toddler behaviors, she also examines tantrums, including insights into the child's emotional needs, calming down, kicking, hugging, throwing things, and hurting people. Mary describes calming behavior by nurturing feelings of safety and trust, guiding the child to meaningful work, accepting mistakes, playing outdoors, and assisting with social interactions that give a sense of belonging, positive learning, and clear boundaries. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled: "Montessori from Birth to Six: In Search of Community Values," Minneapolis, MN, November 7-10, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A