Enduring Bonds: The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's Lives by Mary Renck JalongoEnduring Bonds: The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's Lives by Mary Renck Jalongo

Enduring Bonds: The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's Lives

byMary Renck Jalongo

Paperback | May 20, 2008

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Mary Renck Jalongo Interpersonal relationships present an interesting paradox to the young child. Although human bonds are a source of love, security and joy, they are, at the same time, the context in which children feel intense and complicated emotions such as jealousy, shame, resentment, sorrow, and rage. To illustrate, consider a series of incidents in the life of a young child named Melissa. All of these events were so memorable that they became oft-repeated family stories. At age 4, after Melissa was reprimanded by her mother, she packed a small plastic suitcase and announced that she was running away. Her mother kept a watchful eye while the preschooler stood at the end of the driveway for several moments. The child's sister-eight years her senior-decided to go out and gently inquire about her younger sibling's plans, to which Melissa responded ruefully, "I can't run away. I remembered that I'm not allowed to cross the street by myself. " Months later, Melissa enters kindergarten and she arrives home at the end of her school day, obviously upset. When asked about it, she says, "One of the kids told me I was doing my work wrong and it ruined my whole day. " In first grade, Melissa has experience with one of the school child's greatest fears: a mean teacher.
Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer and editor. As a classroom teacher, she taught preschool, first grade and second grade, worked with children and families of migrant farm workers, and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earne...
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Title:Enduring Bonds: The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:213 pagesPublished:May 20, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387759379

ISBN - 13:9780387759371

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Table of Contents

Foundations of Interpersonal Relationships.- The Young Child and Social Relationships in Developing Countries.- Parental and Educator Perspectives on Young Children's Acquisition of Self-Regulatory Skills.- Early Language Development and Adult/Child Relationships.- Family Ties.- Challenging the Stereotypes of Mexican American Fathers.- Brothers and Sisters.- How Attention to Family Stress Dynamics can Prevent Homelessness Among Very Young Families.- Fostering Emergent Literacy through Parent/Child Reading Relationships.- Grandparents in the Lives of Young Children.- Relationships in Child Care and School Settings.- Building Positive Relationships in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers in Child Care.- Fostering Relationships Between Infants, Toddlers and Their Primary Caregivers in Child Care Centres in Australia.- Working With Recently Immigrated Young Children.- Young Children's Perceptions of School Administrators.