Positive Child Guidance / Edition 7

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Overview

POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Seventh Edition, equips readers with information on how to guide, manage, and cope with the behavior of children. The book provides insight into children's efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while coping with adult expectations. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. You'll also find a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is a practical guide to child guidance with real life examples in easy to understand text. The examples and vignettes are real and my students can relate to them. We have used this book since the first edition and have not felt the need to switch even when looking at the latest texts out there. We find this book meets our needs."

"This text offers very practical information on issues according to developmental stages. The text addresses many of the questions beginning students often have about guiding young children."

"Writing is clear and concise. [The text offers] a good reading level for mid-range students and good publisher support with electronic test banks. This text gives the Early Childhood Educator an entry-level understanding of the young child and his [or her] behaviors. Basic concepts and skills are introduced, which the educator can use to create a safe and nurturing environment for the young child."

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Beginning with the idea that children should ultimately become cooperative members of a democratic society, this text outlines both the theory and practice needed to achieve this goal, offering tools for supporting the long-term development of responsibility, self-confidence, and self-control in children. In considering children's individuality and diverse cultural needs and interests, this process teaches adults how to deal with a broad range of behaviors and provides tips about how to maintain a positive assertiveness in the face of many challenges. Miller has been a teacher, child-care center director, teacher trainer, consultant, and professor, and now works in administration at North Harris College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111833404
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 303,379
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Darla Ferris Miller has spent more than two decades working in the areas of child care, development, and education. She holds a doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Texas and Mississippi Teaching Credentials, and an American Montessori Society Preprimary Certification. She was a vice president, a division chair, and an associate professor at North Harris Community College, South Campus in Houston, Texas, where she oversaw the Child Care and Development program. Miller also is an outspoken advocate for children and families in the region and state, and has served in a wide range of roles within the field of child care and development.

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Table of Contents

Part One: PREPARING FOR POSITIVE GUIDANCE. 1. Why Guidance Matters. 2. Historical Perspectives and Guidance Theories. 3. Understanding Children's Behavior. Part Two: VALUEING THE UNIQUENESS OF EACH CHILD. 4. How to Observe Children. 5. Serving Culturally Diverse Children and Families. 6. Understanding Children with Disabilities or Special Needs. Part Three: PREVENTING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. 7. Designing Developmentally Appropriate Environments Inside and Out. 8. Building Relationships through Positive Communication. 9. Understanding the Reasons for Problem Behavior. Part Four: POSITIVE INTERVENTIONS. 10. Guidelines for Effective Guidance. 11. Guiding Children from Mindless Mistaken Goals to Mindful Responsibility.

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