Guiding Young Children’s Behavior

Here is some Early Childhood Education material for the teacher.  Print it out from here  Sample Chapter 5 (1208.0K)

Chapter 5 Guiding Young Children’s Behavior

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS PUNISHMENT, INCLUDING SPANKING, IS A NO NO

What’s Wrong with Punishment?
Side Effects of Punishment

GUIDANCE ALTERNATIVES TO PUNISHMENT

Time-Out
Learning from Consequences
Setting Limits
Redirection
Teaching Children to Express Their Feelings
Modeling Prosocial Behaviors

FOCUS ON INCLUSION:
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

INTERPRETING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR

A STORY TO END WITH

IN THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL DISCOVER
• what to expect of children at each developmental level.
• why spanking and other forms of punishment don’t work.
• what you can do instead of punishing.
• why time-out doesn’t always work.
• how children learn from experiencing consequences.
• why children need limits.
• what “testing the limits” means.
• how to use redirection and avoid power struggles.
• why it is important to accept children’s feelings.
• how important it is for adults to set good examples for children.
• how to read behavior as communication.
• how to prevent misbehavior.
• how to deal with particularly challenging behaviors.
• why relationships are important to effective guidance strategies.

Sample Chapter 5 (1208.0K)

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