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Written in a conversational style, yet solidly grounded in child development theory and research, Guidance of Young Children, 9/e focuses on positive and developmentally appropriate child guidance, while encouraging reflection, opportunities for applying knowledge, and the ability to make intentional and wise child guidance decisions. Based on the author’s belief that adults need to have realistic expectations of children, the book emphasizes understanding young children’s development, using a developmentally appropriate approach to guidance, and thinking critically in making wise guidance decisions. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, video analysis exercises, interactive learning modules, and assessments.
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Part I Guiding Young Children: Three Essential Elements
Chapter 1 A Teacher’s Role in Guiding Children
Chapter 2 Theoretical Foundations of Child Guidance
Chapter 3 Understand Child Development: A Key to Guiding Children Effectively
Part II “Direct” and “Indirect” Child Guidance
Chapter 4 Supportive Physical Environments: Indirect Guidance
Chapter 5 Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies: Direct Guidance
Chapter 6 Using Observation in Guiding Children
Part III Special Topics in Child Guidance
Chapter 7 Self-Esteem and the Moral Identity
Chapter 8 Feelings and Friends: Emotional and Social Competence
Chapter 9 Resilience and Stress in Childhood
Chapter 10 Aggression and Bullying in Young Children
Chapter 11 Minimizing Challenging Behavior
Part IV Apply Your Knowledge of Child Guidance
Chapter 12 Apply Your Knowledge: Guiding Children during Routines and Transitions
Chapter 13 Apply Your Knowledge: Use the Decision-Making Model of Child Guidance
Appendix Review: Major Positive Discipline Strategies
Author Index Subject Index