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Galguera, Tomás; Bellone, Melinda – Childhood Education, 2020
Remaining alert to ways we can improve our education practices is important for myriad reasons. Being able to respond effectively to the trauma that many children experience is one of the most pressing.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Trauma, Coping, Victims
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Lim, JungHa; Wood, Beatrice L.; Cheah, PoAnn – Childhood Education, 2009
Asthma is one of the most common illnesses of childhood; in the United States, nearly 9% of children have the condition (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2006). Among children with chronic illnesses, asthma is the most common cause for school absence and hospitalization (Akinbami, 2006). Asthma is a chronic disorder of the…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Diseases, Child Health
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; McNamee, Abigail – Childhood Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to guide parents, guardians, and teachers, who wish to utilize the therapeutic qualities of literature, in aiding a grieving child. In a child's first decade of life, the first experience he or she has with death often is the very distressing loss of a beloved pet. This first introduction to the cycle of living and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Literature, Grief, Death
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Stomfay-Stitz, Aline; Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2006
For the past 30 years, peace educators have drawn attention to the vital role of language--the caring, creative words that describe and enhance peace. The language of peace has evolved through several stages of growth and complexity. It also offers a heritage of caring and acceptance for all children who enter through educators' classroom doors.…
Descriptors: Peace, Empathy, Conflict Resolution, Classroom Environment
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Ma, Imei – Childhood Education, 2006
Peer relationships play an important role in socialization during childhood and young adolescence. Negative relationships may pose multiple difficulties for children related to their development that can have lifelong influences. Research indicates that the quality of peer relationships is associated with a variety of outcomes, such as social…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Adjustment, Peer Relationship, Socialization
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Graham, Anne – Childhood Education, 2004
The experience of loss can place children and young people in a vulnerable position as it affects their development and overall emotional and social wellbeing. The experience of loss can markedly influence young people's perceptions of themselves and their world. They may not trust the predictability of events, their self-image may be damaged,…
Descriptors: Grief, Well Being, Children, Adolescents
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Alat, Kazim – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the range of children's responses to traumatic events and identifies common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Identifies protective and risk factors for PTSD. Discusses ways early childhood educators can provide a sense of security and regularity in their classrooms and use classroom activities to facilitate coping with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Coping, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Fordyce, W. Kyle – Childhood Education, 1982
Discusses what teachers can do when they discover that they dislike a child. Regardless of teachers' personal likes or dislikes, classroom rules must be maintained for all students. To provide a just learning environment, teachers must examine their nonverbal cues, the quality of their verbal interactions, and the congruity between the two.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Coping, Elementary Education, Emotional Response
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Cole, Peggy Ruth – Childhood Education, 1981
Reports children's feelings about the attempted assassination of President Reagan. Responses included fear for personal safety, loss of control, ambivalence, numbness, anger, cynicism, and despair. Discusses how teachers can respond to children in such a situation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response, Student Attitudes
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Smardo, Frances A. – Childhood Education, 1981
Reviews research on the psychological and emotional effects of geographic mobility upon children, the effects upon academic achievement, and the responses of children to moving. Suggestions are given about how to help children cope with moving. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Caregivers, Children, Coping
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Schoyer, Nancy L. – Childhood Education, 1980
Discusses the emotional turmoil experienced by a child of divorce and the role of the teacher in providing the child with stability and understanding. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Coping, Divorce, Emotional Problems
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Kearney, Margaret – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses domestic violence as a social issue and the roles of school, social worker, and teacher in combating domestic violence. Focuses on teachers' roles in identifying domestic violence and includes questions to assist in identification. Suggests ways to respond to a child's disclosure of violence, and classroom strategies to establish a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Castle, Kathryn; And Others – Childhood Education, 1996
Describes the destruction caused by the Oklahoma City bombing and recounts the reaction of a second-grade class in Oklahoma. Describes class discussions of the bombing and how children found various ways to ask questions and express their feelings about the incident. Provides tips for teachers to help children who are going through trauma. (MOK)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Coping, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Renck, Melissa Ann – Childhood Education, 1985
Explores three categories of sibling relationships that are well represented in children's literature and child development research: resentment of the new baby; competition between/among brothers or sisters; and siblings' prosocial behaviors. Relates each category to social/psychological research and examples of quality books for children. (DST)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Childrens Literature, Competition
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Rohrer, Jane C. – Childhood Education, 1996
Examines the impact of televised war on children who have just begun to be socialized in the values of their community and nation. Describes children's responses toward televised war. Claims that schools should prepare a plan to address children's reaction to televised war because the destruction effect can affect young children's thought and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Emotional Problems, Emotional Response, Mass Media Effects
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