The Resource Young children's behaviour : guidance approaches for early childhood educators, Louise Porter

Young children's behaviour : guidance approaches for early childhood educators, Louise Porter

Young children's behaviour : guidance approaches for early childhood educators
Young children's behaviour
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guidance approaches for early childhood educators
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Louise Porter
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  • Young children's behavior
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practical approaches for caregivers and teachers
Drawing on the latest research evidence, Young Children's Behaviour outlines the beliefs and values that underpin the guidance approach to managing the behaviours of children from birth to eight years of age. In contrast with rewards-and-punishment systems, guidance believes that children do not need incentives to behave well, but instead need skills. Rather than punishing them for lacking skills, guidance teaches young children self-regulation skills so that they can behave considerately. The author provides practical strategies that both meet children's needs and safeguard the rights of surrounding adults and children. These methods include listening, being assertive, giving positive instructions, solving problems collaboratively, and coaching children to self-regulate their emotions and impulses. The text also offers advice on responding to many common challenges including separation distress, meltdowns, aggression, and social withdrawal. Finally, the book suggests how educators can provide educational and behavioural support for children with atypical development and describes how to foster effective relationships with parents whose children display challenging behaviours. Dr Louise Porter powerfully argues that behaviour guidance is the most effective approach to working with young children and reflects the deepest values of early childhood education and care
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.P67 2016
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Young children's behaviour : guidance approaches for early childhood educators, Louise Porter
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  • Previous edition published in 2008 entitled: Young children's behavior : practical approaches for caregivers and teachers
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-479) and index
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  • Machine generated contents note: Early education guidelines -- Principles of early care and education -- Aims of early childhood programs -- Conclusion -- Beliefs -- Values -- Controlling practices -- Guidance practices -- Effectiveness of the two styles -- Ethics of disciplinary practices -- Resistance to abandoning controlling discipline -- Conclusion -- A model of human needs -- Survival -- Safety and wellbeing -- Self-esteem -- Belonging -- Autonomy -- Purpose and happiness -- Transcendence -- Needs versus strategies -- Conclusion -- Emotions -- Children's emotions -- Emotions and learning -- Emotions and needs -- Emotions and behaviour -- Emotions and gender -- Emotional intelligence -- Emotions and thoughts -- Emotion regulation in childhood -- Managing anger -- Coach helpful thinking -- Conclusion -- Structural features -- Program content -- Teaching and learning processes -- Routines -- Group story and song sessions -- Managing transitions -- Conclusion -- Survival --
  • Contents note continued: Safety and wellbeing -- Promoting children's resilience -- Conclusion -- Self-concept -- Self-esteem -- Types of self-esteem -- Promote competence -- Promote worth -- How to acknowledge -- Responding to children's disappointment -- The two faces of perfectionism -- Phasing out rewards -- Conclusion -- Acceptance by adults -- Peer group acceptance -- Friendships -- Social play -- Methods to meet children's need to belong -- Conclusion -- Autonomy-supportive measures -- Conclusion -- Types of behavioural difficulties -- Identifying the causes of persistent behavioural difficulties -- Reactive behaviours -- External stressors -- Developmental inexperience -- Internal influences -- The 'attention seeking' myth -- 'Testing' behaviour -- Conclusion -- Conditions needed for listening -- Judgment -- Observation -- Listening skills -- Roadblocks to communication -- Listening to children's anger -- Conclusion -- Selecting a response -- Prevention --
  • Contents note continued: Give positive instructions -- Make requests -- Ask children -- Explain the effect of a behaviour -- Be assertive -- Collaborative problem solving -- Conflicts of values -- Recovering from conflict -- Apologies -- Conclusion -- Methods to coach self-regulation -- Meltdowns -- Time in -- Time away -- Consistency -- Conclusion -- The solution-focused approach -- Principles of a solution-focused approach -- Define the problem -- Set goals -- Redefine the problem -- Examine exceptions -- Pattern interruption -- Give up coercion -- Cope with setbacks -- Have fun -- Conclusion -- Fears -- Separation distress -- Reunions -- Bereavement -- A death in the family -- Conclusion -- Social withdrawal -- Excessive reliance on others -- Exclusion of peers -- Aggression -- Rough and tumble play -- Super-hero play -- Telling tales -- Unwillingness to share -- Sexuality and gender -- Conclusion -- Delayed or impaired communication skills --
  • Contents note continued: Supportive measures for children with language difficulties -- Neuro-developmental disorders -- Developmental delay -- Advanced development ('giftedness') -- Assessment -- Interventions -- Support parents -- Conclusion -- Styles of interactions between educators and parents -- Impediments to collaboration -- Qualities of relationships with parents -- Cross-cultural collaboration -- Collaborating with families in adversity -- Collaborative practices -- Finding solutions -- Responding to parents' complaints -- Complaints from third parties -- Conclusion
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23 cm
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xiv, 490 pages
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  • (OCoLC)927166413
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