Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively

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Allyn and Bacon, 2003 - Education - 274 pages
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Making full use of Barbara Kaiser's 25 years of experience as a child care director and teacher, this book presents information and strategies to deal with the challenging behavior that teachers find more and more often in their classrooms. Vignettes throughout the book featuring real children make these strategies come alive. This new book explores the subject matter and strategies in greater depth with more up-to-date information. Chapters on resilience, culture, the brain, self-reflection, working with families, and bullying make this book a more comprehensive and useful resource. This book provides specific strategies for responding to challenging behavior as well as an overview of traditional guidance strategies such as positive reinforcement, consequences, and time-out. Early childhood educators, childcare workers, psychologists and parents.

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What Is Challenging Behavior?
Risk Factors
Protective Factors

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Barbara Kaiser is the former director of a child care center who has spent 30 years working with young children, their teachers, and their families. Now a consultant in early care and education, she frequently gives keynote addresses and workshops on challenging behavior throughout the United States and Canada. She has taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Concordia University in Montreal.
Judy Sklar Rasminsky is a professional writer with special expertise in child care and family issues. She has won several awards for her work, which has appeared in American and Canadian magazines as well as college and high school textbooks.

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