Content tagged "child care guidance"

Basic Tips Child Care Providers Can Use to Guide Children's Behavior

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Children need adults to teach, guide, and support them as they grow and learn. Child care providers play an important role in guiding children's behavior in...

Dealing with Rivalry among Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Constant bickering and fighting can turn an otherwise peaceful child care program into a battleground filled with yelling and shoving. Some conflict among...

Social and Emotional Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 21, 2015

Children reach important milestones in the development of their emotions, and in their abilities to relate to others around them. Child care providers are in...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Soothe a Crying Baby

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Caring for a baby who cries constantly can be exhausting and overwhelming for child care providers. It's easy to get frustrated and angry when nothing you do...

Tips for Preventing Repeated Biting in Child Care Programs

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

If a child begins biting others, observe that child carefully. When and under what circumstances does biting occur? Who is the child biting? How does the...

Handling Challenging Behaviors in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Sometimes children in child care have difficult days. They may cry, scream, bite, throw things, or act out in other ways that are very challenging to child...

Helping Children in Child Care Handle Anger

Child Care Updated: September 11, 2015

Anger and frustration are common emotions for young children. Child care providers can help young children learn how to handle anger in productive ways by...

Guidance and Discipline in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 09, 2015

Guiding children's behavior is one of the biggest challenges many child care providers face. Choosing and using the most appropriate guidance and discipline...

Encouragement Is More Effective Than Praise in Guiding Children's Behavior

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Many child care providers try to help children feel confident by praising them. But encouragement is actually more effective than praise in building...

Why do some toddlers bite other children? How can child care providers prevent biting before it happens?

Child Care Updated: November 16, 2011

Biting is common among very young children, particularly in group settings such as child care. It is very important for child care providers to understand...

What are the views and opinions of praise versus encouragement for young children?

Parenting Child Care Updated: November 08, 2011

Most studies report that encouraging children is better for their development than giving them praise. Encouragement promotes the child’s self-motivation and...

What is the difference between discipline and punishment?

Parenting Child Care Updated: November 07, 2011

Discipline is a positive method of teaching a child self-control, confidence, and responsibility. The key to positive discipline is teaching a child what...

How can I approach parents when I have concerns about their child's aggressive behavior?

Child Care Updated: July 15, 2011

One of the most important components of high-quality child care is positive communication between a child care provider and parents. Communication is not ...

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