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Furman, Erna, Ed. – 1995
This collection of essays is written for parents, professional teachers, and caregivers to enlighten the readers about preschool children's development, the role of parent and teacher, and the nature of the parent-caregiver partnership. The essays emphasize how to observe, to understand, and to intervene with preschoolers, teachers, and parents,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Child Rearing, Cognitive Development
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Furman, Erna – Young Children, 1978
Discusses how teachers of young children can help them and their families in learning about death and in dealing with bereavement. The emphasis is on openness of facts and feelings and aiding in mastery of unpleasant feelings. (BF)
Descriptors: Death, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Family Counseling
Furman, Erna – 1993
This book describes some of the activities of the Hanna Perkins School in Cleveland, Ohio, which was founded in 1950 to provide education and treatment for emotionally disturbed young children. Specifically, the book examines the experiences and findings of the Mother-Toddler Group, established at the school in 1985, which enrolls 6 toddlers and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Daily Living Skills, Educational Research, Emotional Disturbances
Furman, Erna – 1985
Exploring the stresses and dangers substitute mothering may pose to a toddler's personality development, this paper points out behavioral hallmarks of toddlerhood, describes the main developmental tasks toddlers have to master, and discusses factors that facilitate healthy development during this phase. Special emphasis is given to the most…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care
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Furman, Erna – Young Children, 1992
Two case studies illustrate the fact that even toddlers and preschoolers who never knew their father think and have feelings about the absent father. Considers the ways in which mothers, teachers, and child caregivers can respect these thoughts and feelings. (BB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Case Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Emotional Problems
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Furman, Erna – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Discusses ways in which the conscience of young children can be activated, anger can be mitigated, aggression can be mediated without guilt-producing punishment, and reparations can be made for wrongdoing. Also presents ways to prevent disciplinary problems from occurring. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Furman, Erna – Young Children, 1990
Discusses a method by which young children learn about life and death by studying plants. Plants are used because their life cycle has minimal emotional significance to the children. Parent involvement, teacher attitudes, and experiences with the method are discussed. (DG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Death, Parent Participation, Plant Growth
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Furman, Erna – Young Children, 1987
Discusses efforts to inform young children about sexual abuse. Points out that what caregivers do in everyday interactions with children is of greater value than lessons about child abuse. (NH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes