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Young Children
July 1, 2015

Rocking and Rolling—It Takes Two: The Role of Co-Regulation in Building Self-Regulation Skillsالتناغم والتآزر - يد واحدة لا تص فِّق: دور التنظيم المشترك في بناء مهارات التنظيم الذاتي عند الطفل

عندما يعاني الأطفال من التنظيم الذاتي ، يصعب عليهم الجلوس والتركيز والمشاركة في أنشطة التعلم.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child through Change

We gathered insights from individuals with various perspectives and roles in early childhood. Here, you will read excerpts of what some of them would share with families about supporting children during this period of rapid change.
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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom

The three de-escalation activities detailed here can be useful in targeting anxiety—two are used for de-escalating children’s anxious behaviors, and the third assists children in identifying the cause of their anxiety and in developing coping skills.

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Authored by: Sierra L. Brown Allison McCobin Stephanie Easley Kara E. McGoey
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Cover of the October/November issue of TYC featuring teaching in a classroom with two children.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 1
September 16, 2020

October/November 2020

Partnering with Families, Helping Children through Change
TYC October/November 2020 issue
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Article
Young Children
May 1, 2020

“How Can I Help You?”: Reconsidering Behavior Management

Given that many teachers feel they are not well prepared to manage behaviors in a classroom (Pavri 2004), we have intentionally pursued this topic in our professional endeavors as teacher educators, observing hundreds of preservice and in-service teachers

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Authored by: Adam L. Holland Kathryn A. Ohle
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Ask Hello. How to Handle Hurtful Words

In a recent Hello discussion, a member asked for advice on how to react when children use words that are hurtful or unsuitable for early learning spaces.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Instead of Discipline, Use Guidance

It’s our job to teach children positive lessons from their mistakes—and to make sure we don’t hold their mistakes against them.

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Authored by: ​Dan Gartrell
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

6x: What You Can Do to Prevent Preschool Expulsion

. Nationwide, suspension and expulsion from early childhood education programs is prevalent and problematic, and it disproportionately impacts Black boys. Here are six things you can do to prevent preschool expulsion.

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Authored by: Alissa Mwenelupembe
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I'm Not Ready to Tidy Up

So what is a parent to do when they have a room full of playthings and a child who is not interested in picking any of it up? Here are five tips I’ve gathered from my career as an early childhood educator and my experience as a mom
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