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Positive Child Guidance, 3E offers developmentally appropriate guidance strategies that help young children to become responsible, respectful, and productive community members. It provides tools for supporting the long-term development of responsibility, self-confidence, and self-control in children. Beginning with the premise that children should become cooperative members of a democratic society, the book outlines the theory, as well as the practical guidance strategies, needed to achieve this goal. Positive Child Guidance embraces a philosophy of deep respect for the unique qualities of individual children, while also providing users with detailed, real-world strategies for dealing with the myriad of behaviors that children exhibit. It teaches adults how to combine positive assertiveness and high expectations with genuine understanding, acceptance, and compassion. Anyone who works with children will find this book immediately useful.
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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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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435418592
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Planning the Prosocial Environment 25
Ch. 3 Positive Communication 53
Ch. 4 Positive Action 89
Ch. 5 Guidelines for Effective Guidance 115
Ch. 6 Understanding Children's Behavior 139
Ch. 7 Understanding the Reasons for Problem Behavior 193
Ch. 8 Managing Persistent Misbehavior 221
Ch. 9 Taking a New Look at Children 251
Ch. 10 Culturally Sensitive Guidance 267
App. A Resources for Helping Contemporary Families Deal with Stress 301
App. B Resources for Creating a Prosocial Environment 304
App. C Resources for Keeping Toddlers Safe 306
App. D Resources for Responding to Special Needs and Interests 307
App. E Resources for Understanding and Dealing with Child Abuse 313
App. F Parent Training and Information Projects 324
App. G National Disability Organizations and Agencies 334
App. H Bilingual Children's Books Affirming Cultural Differences 337
App. I Internet Starting Points for Parents and Caregivers 340
Glossary 341
References 345
Index 357
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