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Young Children's Behaviour

Louise Porter


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  • Paperback
    $44.40
PUBLISHED: 1st February 2016
ISBN: 9781760113957

Publisher Description

'The book provides a comprehensive, yet practical discussion of guidance strategies that can be implemented in a variety of situations. These strategies promote a respect for children and their rights, enhance children's self-esteem, and help to foster pro-social skills. This book is a must-read for both students and practitioners who work with children and families.' - Dr Laura McFarland, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

Drawing on the latest research evidence, Young Children's Behaviour outlines the beliefs and values that underpin the guidance approach to managing the behaviours of children from birth to eight years of age. In contrast with rewards-and-punishment systems, guidance believes that children do not need incentives to behave well, but instead need skills. Rather than punishing them for lacking skills, guidance teaches young children self-regulation skills so that they can behave considerately.

The author provides practical strategies that both meet children's needs and safeguard the rights of surrounding adults and children. These methods include listening, being assertive, giving positive instructions, solving problems collaboratively, and coaching children to self-regulate their emotions and impulses. The text also offers advice on responding to many common challenges including separation distress, meltdowns, aggression, and social withdrawal. Finally, the book suggests how educators can provide educational and behavioural support for children with atypical development and describes how to foster effective relationships with parents whose children display challenging behaviours.

Dr Louise Porter powerfully argues that behaviour guidance is the most effective approach to working with young children and reflects the deepest values of early childhood education and care.

Author Biography

An adjunct senior lecturer at Flinders University, Dr Louise Porter is a child psychologist with 35 years' experience of working with children. A sought-after international speaker, she is also the author of many books including A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Management, Parental Guidance Recommended and Gifted Young Children.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Principles of early years education

  2. Principles of behaviour guidance

  3. Needs

  4. Understanding emotions

  5. Providing a child-centred program: mastery and accomplishment

  6. Meeting children's basic needs: survival, safety and wellbeing

  7. Meeting children's need for self-esteem: competence and worth

  8. Meeting children's need to belong: care and connection

  9. Meeting children's need for autonomy: voice and choice

  10. Influences on behaviour

  11. Listening to children

  12. Everyday guidance practices

  13. Supporting children's self-regulation

  14. Solving persistent problems

  15. Solutions to children's emotional difficulties

  16. Solutions to children's social difficulties

  17. Interventions for children with atypical development

  18. Collaboration with parents

Resources

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Long Description

'The book provides a comprehensive, yet practical discussion of guidance strategies that can be implemented in a variety of situations. These strategies promote a respect for children and their rights, enhance children's self-esteem, and help to foster pro-social skills. This book is a must-read for both students and practitioners who work with children and families.' - Dr Laura McFarland, School of Education, Charles Sturt University Drawing on the latest research evidence, Young Children's Behaviour outlines the beliefs and values that underpin the guidance approach to managing the behaviours of children from birth to eight years of age. In contrast with rewards-and-punishment systems, guidance believes that children do not need incentives to behave well, but instead need skills. Rather than punishing them for lacking skills, guidance teaches young children self-regulation skills so that they can behave considerately. The author provides practical strategies that both meet children's needs and safeguard the rights of surrounding adults and children. These methods include listening, being assertive, giving positive instructions, solving problems collaboratively, and coaching children to self-regulate their emotions and impulses. The text also offers advice on responding to many common challenges including separation distress, meltdowns, aggression, and social withdrawal. Finally, the book suggests how educators can provide educational and behavioural support for children with atypical development and describes how to foster effective relationships with parents whose children display challenging behaviours. Dr Louise Porter powerfully argues that behaviour guidance is the most effective approach to working with young children and reflects the deepest values of early childhood education and care.

Product Details

Author
Louise Porter
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Year
2016
Edition
4th
ISBN-10
1760113956
ISBN-13
9781760113957
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
504
Subtitle
Guidance Approaches for Early Childhood Educators
Short Title
YOUNG CHILDRENS BEHAVIOUR
Language
English
Media
Book
Publication Date
2016-01-27
Audience
General/Trade