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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

Bullying has three elements: it is an act is aggressive and intended to do harm; these are repeated over time; and, they occurs within the context of power imbalance

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Authored by: Kyle Snow
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Nap Time Is for Letting Go

Preschool staff might start using the transition to nap time as an opportunity to help children take a break from the day’s activities.

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Authored by: Wendy Mendola
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March 27, 2016

The Not-So-Magic Word

Words matter, but so does what’s behind the words. Let’s take away the magic of “the magic word,” and start teaching kids politeness.

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Authored by: Jarrod Green
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August 27, 2013

A Few Thoughts on Separation Anxiety

Preparing children can help them with saying goodbye. Here are some suggestions to ease your child’s anxiety.

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Authored by: Meir Muller
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

Children with higher emotional intelligence are better able to pay attention, are more engaged in school, have more positive relationships, and are more empathic.

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Authored by: Shauna L. Tominey, Elisabeth C. O’Bryon, Susan E. Rivers, Sharon Shapses
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Two girls sitting close to each other, but not talking.
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children

Many behaviors have cultural roots that teachers can capitalize on to foster each child’s developing identity, share cultural lessons with the whole class, and help children cultivate shared norms for their behavior as students.

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Authored by: Zeynep Isik-Ercan
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YC November 2015 Issue
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Young Children
Vol. 70, No. 5
November 1, 2015

November 2015

The Team Behind the Teacher
YC November 2015 Issue
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