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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child Learn Responsibility

To be responsible, children must notice what needs to be done, think of useful options, and take pride in their contributions. Here’s how to encourage responsibility.

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Authored by: Marie L. Masterson
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

The Sunshine Call: Celebrating Children’s Successes

For some young children, the transition from home to school is tough. Sometimes a little celebration of progress is just what children, and their teachers, need.

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Authored by: Kim Bell
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Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn: The Kindness Movement

Read the following story and teacher reflections; use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Becoming a Social and Emotional Teacher: The Heart of Good Guidance

By reviewing the research, observing teacher–child interactions, and interviewing practitioners, we developed a model for social and emotional teaching with four essential components.

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Authored by: Katherine M. Zinsser, Susanne A. Denham, Timothy W. Curby
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Guiding Your Child’s Behavior

Your preschooler is learning positive behaviors just like she’s learning new words and skills. It’s important to stay calm, patient, and consistent as you help your child understand your expectations.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila: Cómo guiar el comportamiento de su hijo

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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August 18, 2015

To Prevent Bullying, Focus on Early Childhood

How do we prevent bullying? Despite decades of study and numerous programs claiming to be the solution to bullying, few programs have actually been shown to be effective

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Authored by: Deborah Temkin, Kyle Snow
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October 27, 2014

Bullying in Early Childhood

October has been designated Bullying Prevention Awareness Month by the PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) since 2006. The movement has grown to include federal efforts highlighted on www.stopbullying.gov.

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Authored by: Kyle Snow
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