Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood Positive Discipline for PreK-3 Classrooms and Beyond

ISBN-10: 1412937159

ISBN-13: 9781412937153

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ronald Mah

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In an engaging, conversational tone, this text offers insight into understanding why certain children behave in certain ways, so teachers can react appropriately to individual behaviours and needs.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 7/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ronald Mah ,nbsp;an educator and licensed marriage and family therapist, has worked in early childhood education for 16 years. A credentialed elementary and secondary teacher, he is the author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution (2006 and 2008, Corwin Press). He wrote the Asian Pacific Islander Parent Education Support curriculum (DHS-San Francisco, 1996). Mah has DVDs on child development and behavior (Fixed Earth Films), and has been involved in community and high school mental health clinics, severe emotional disturbance, at-risk youth, welfare-to-work, and Head Start programs. A graduate college instructor and Board of Directors member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and of the California Kindergarten Association, Mah combines concepts, principles, and philosophy with practical techniques and guidelines for effective and productive results. Mah has a psychotherapy practice in San Leandro, California where he works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

About the Author
The Role of Discipline
Discipline in Classrooms, Families, and Society
Communities That Affect Children's Development
Family Expectations and Classroom Expectations
Discipline From the Inside Out
Practice Makes Better
Appropriate Discipline Develops Social Competence
Chapter Highlights
Time and Using Timeout
Before Timeout: Understanding Children's Sense of Time
Children's Sense of Time
Making Time Relevant to Children
Or Else!
When There Isn't One "Best" Choice
Likability, Validation, Acceptance, and Connection
Unconditional Love and Conditional Acceptance
Chapter Highlights
Three Common Uses of Timeout and Why They Fail to Work
The "Suffering" Theory of Timeout
The "Think About It" Theory of Timeout
The "How Would You Like It If�Ǡ" Theory of Timeout
Chapter Highlights
The Community Theory of Timeout That Works
The Three Rules of Community
The Gift of Timeout
Chapter Highlights
Applying Timeout Effectively
Begin With Basic Boundaries and Instructions
Return to Timeout
Timeout Again?
Timeout in Perspective
Moving From Timeout to a Plan: Doing Something Differently
Chapter Highlights
Setting and Following Through With Boundaries
Boundaries: The Foundation for Growth and Change
Block Negative Behaviors First
Clarify Boundaries and Consequences
Ambiguity Won't Work
Chapter Highlights
Follow-Through and Consistency
Follow Through With Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
Be More Stubborn Than Your Students
Constantly and Consistently Reinforce Behavior
Beyond Boundaries, Consequences, Follow-Through, and Consistency
Chapter Highlights
Punishment, Praise, and Rewards
How and Why Punishment Works-and Doesn't Work
Motivation to Misbehave
Immunity to Punishment
Intensification and Abusive Behavior
Admitting It's Time for a Change
Discipline Is More Than Punishment Alone
Chapter Highlights
The Effective and Judicious Uses of Praise
Praise the Person, Not the Behavior
Self-Awareness of Achievement: The True Reward
Attention, Appreciation, and Material Rewards
Chapter Highlights
The Most Important Lesson of Choices
A Multiple-Choice World
Rewarding Children for Meeting Expectations
Consequences for Poor Choices Are Necessary
Reasonable and Unreasonable Behaviors
Reflecting on Your Own Choices
Chapter Highlights
Motivating Reward Systems: Key Issues and Effective Principles
Rewards as a Part of the Process, Not the Total Process
A Reward System Cannot Become a Punishment System
Principles of an Effective Reward System
Chapter Highlights
Rewards-Only Behavior Plans
"Rewards-Only" Means Just That
Basic Terms of the Plan
Make the Plan Practical
Success in One Area of Behavior Transfers to Other Areas
Chapter Highlights
Connecting Goals to Motivating Rewards
Defining Goals and Rewards
Choosing Quantifiable Goals
Defining and Quantifying Desirable Behaviors
Short-Term, Midterm, and Long-Term Goals
Goals That Involve Time Frames
Remember, No Punishments
Children Should Choose Their Rewards (Within Reason)
Age-Appropriate and Individually Tailored Rewards
Rewarding Consistency With Bonuses
Examples of Rewards-Only Incentive Plans
Always Follow Through
Chapter Highlights
Recognizing and Responding to Specific Behaviors and Emotions
When There Is More to It: Helping Children With Deeper Issues
Happy Children Act Out Too
Is This an Angry Child?
Is This a Sad Child?
Is This a Fearful or Anxious Child?
Is This a Child Who Is Holding Unprocessed Pain or Loss?
Is This a Child Who May Need a Referral to a Specialist?
Chapter Highlights
Conclusion: Now What?
Asking Questions
From Observations to Results
Be a Teaching Artist
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