Positive Child Guidance

ISBN-10: 1418030929
ISBN-13: 9781418030926
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Positive Child Guidance 5E includes numerous revisions to make this practical, readable text even more developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and academically sound than its predecessor. Intended to equip adults with information for  More...

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Book details

List price: $108.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Positive Child Guidance 5E includes numerous revisions to make this practical, readable text even more developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and academically sound than its predecessor. Intended to equip adults with information for guiding, managing, and coping with children?s behavior, Positive Child Guidance 5E also helps to make sense of children?s efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while handling adult expectations. Open-ended solutions are presented to encourage students to engage in higher levels of thinking, analyzing, and synthesizing. The text addresses the rightful positioning of both behavior modification and maturation within an overall effective guidance strategy. Positive Child Guidance 5E outlines workable methods for preventing or redirecting inappropriate behaviors and helping children grow up to be useful citizens in a democratic social structure. Innovative strategies include detailed information on using American Sign Language as a tool to empower young children in expressing themselves to support guidance. Inclusion of children with special needs is addressed in terms of guidance issues. In addition, this revised text addresses how the cultural differences of children, parents, and early childhood educators affect day-to-day guidance. Because no single guidance strategy is appropriate for all children at all ages, this book addresses typical characteristics and needs of children as they proceed through chronological and developmental stages. It provides a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness. This book outlines practical, workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural and gender-based needs and differences.

Darla Ferris Miller holds a doctorate in early childhood education, Texas and Mississippi teaching credentials, and the American Montessori Society Early Childhood, Infant, and Toddler Certification. She was a vice president, a division chair, and a professor at North Harris College. Dr. Miller has also served in a wide range of roles within the field of child care and development. She has been a caregiver, early childhood teacher, center director, teacher trainer, and consultant, and has worked with children from infancy to middle school.

Overview
Understanding Children?s Behavior
Understanding the Reasons for Problem Behavior
Managing Persistent Misbehavior
Guidelines for Effective Discipline
Planning the Prosocial Environment
Positive Communication
Positive Action
Taking a New Look at Children
Serving Diverse Children and Families

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