Constructive Guidance And Discipline: Birth To Age Eight by Marjorie V. FieldsConstructive Guidance And Discipline: Birth To Age Eight by Marjorie V. Fields

Constructive Guidance And Discipline: Birth To Age Eight

byMarjorie V. Fields, Patricia A. Meritt, Deborah M. Fields

Paperback | January 3, 2017

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Positive approaches focused on treating the causes of behavior problems to help young children become happy, responsible, productive people.

This book presents guidance and discipline concepts within a framework of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, and constructivist education to give early childhood educators the best approaches available for nurturing children for success. Focusing on what is best for young children, rather than merely presenting an impartial overview of various approaches, the authors stress helping adults to effectively assist children’s moral development using the coercive approaches of punishment or behavior modification. The emphasis is on guidance for children ages three through eight. The new edition continues the features that made previous editions so popular. Included are new Invitations to Reflection, tables and figures, careful documentation and careful explanations of the principles, and a stronger balance of preschool and primary-grade level examples, while also including examples with infants and toddlers, addresses the needs expressed by higher education programs that address guidance for young children from birth to age eight.


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Marjorie Fields has recently retired after teaching in the field of early childhood education for more than 30 years. She first taught kindergarten, then first grade, and then began teaching teachers. Thanks to her own children, she also had experience in cooperative preschools and various types of childcare.   Marjorie has a Doctor...
Title:Constructive Guidance And Discipline: Birth To Age EightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10 × 7.9 × 0.4 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134547918

ISBN - 13:9780134547916


Table of Contents

PART A: Discipline Foundations


CHAPTER 1 Thinking About Guidance and Discipline   

CHAPTER 2 Physical and Emotional Development Affect Child Behavior         

CHAPTER 3 Intellectual and Social Development Affect Discipline      


PART B: Discipline Approaches


CHAPTER 4 Creating Environments That Prevent Discipline Problems    

CHAPTER 5 Planning Programs That Prevent Discipline Problems     

CHAPTER 6 Teaching Desirable Behavior Through Example  

CHAPTER 7 Communication Strategies for Effective Discipline         

CHAPTER 8 Helping Children Understand and Accept Limits 

CHAPTER 9 Beyond Behaviorism      

CHAPTER 10 Punishment versus Discipline    

PART C: Matching Discipline Causes to Discipline Approaches 

CHAPTER 11 Childlike Behaviors         

CHAPTER 12 Unmet Needs     

CHAPTER 13 Meeting Diverse Needs: Academic, Social, Cultural, & Linguistic  

CHAPTER 14 Stress and Vulnerabilities            

CHAPTER 15 Analyzing Discipline Problems