Young Children's Behaviour: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers

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Elsevier Australia, 2008 - Behavior modification - 293 pages
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"The premise for Young Children's Behaviour, 3rd edition, and the basis for the book's success, is that an adult's most powerful disciplinary tool is a caring relationship with children. The text provides a rationale to explain behavioural interventions and argues why some methods (such as punishment) should not be used. It provides a series of practical strategies for dealing with children's disruptive behaviour that are: consistent with the principles of high quality care and education; represent ethical or just practice; promote children's skill development; foster children's willingness to co-operate with others; safeguard children's emotional needs; and are congruent with the broader educational goals of the childcare or early childhood environment."--Provided by publisher.

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Louise Porter is a child and clinical psychologist with many years experience of working with children. She lectures in the School of Special Education and Disability Studies at Flinders University of South Australia and is author of Gifted Young Children (Allen & Unwin/Open University Press) and Young Children's Behaviour (MacLennan and Petty).

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