by Ronald Mah
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by Ronald Mah
on Children's Behavior,
Discipline, and Child
for Parents, Teachers, Educators, and Human Services Professionals
Workshops, Articles, & Consultation,
by Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
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Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline in PreK-3 Classrooms and
Behavior in Early Childhood: Positive Discipline in PreK-3 Classrooms
of young children will feel validated by this book that explains
the issues underlying behaviors that challenge us on a daily basis and
shows how to address them effectively."
-Xiomara Sánchez, NBCT, Dual Language Pre-K Teacher, Darwin
Elementary School, Chicago, IL
"Covers the breadth of children's behaviors that teachers are
likely to see, and describes the major motivators for them very well.
The examples and scenarios are highly interesting, meaningful, and
transferable to classroom practice."
-Gail Hardesty, Early Reading First Mentor, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Increase your understanding of children to guide and shape
behavior in positive ways!
Teachers are masterful in balancing the diverse backgrounds,
social-emotional needs, and academic goals of children in their
classroom-that is, if they can only get them to sit still, pay
attention, keep their hands off of each other (or out of the fish tank),
or a host of other effective aggravations! But creating a classroom of
attentive learners takes more than swift discipline-it involves helping
children make good behavioral choices by developing their self-control
rather than controlling them to make the choices we prefer.
Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood offers
insight into understanding why certain children behave in certain ways,
so teachers can react appropriately to individual behaviors and needs.
In an engaging, conversational tone, the book covers:
Reconciling the different behavioral
expectations of families and schools
Applying timeout effectively
Motivating children immediately and
Establishing and following through
Developing behavior incentive plans
Identifying early signs of depression,
anxiety, grief, and special needs
Through informed practice, teachers can
bring about positive behavioral change and healthy, productive