Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively (Paperback)

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A new, up-to-date edition of the acclaimed, best-selling survival guide for teachers struggling to find answers to challenging behavior in the classroom. KEY TOPICS: Challenging behavior; risk factors; resilience; behavior and the brain; relationship; culture; prevention of challenging behavior: the social climate, the physical environment, transitions, curriculum, teaching strategies; guidance; functional assessment; positive behavior support; inclusive classroom; working with families and other experts; bullying; reflection MARKET: Written for pre- and in-service teachers involved in the education of young children, early childhood through elementary, especially those struggling with or wanting to learn more about understanding, preventing and addressing challenging behavior in primary schools and child care centers.

About the Author

Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky first teamed up more than two decades ago to write The Daycare Handbook (1991). Since then they've published a number of award-winning and bestselling books and booklets, including Meeting the Challenge (a Comprehensive Membership Benefit of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 1999), Challenging Behavior in Young Children (winner of a Texty Award for textbook excellence in 2007), Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School (a Texty winner in 2009), and a series of webinars and guides on bullying for the Nova Scotia Department of Education (2013). Barbara Kaiser has taught at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and at Concordia University and College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, QC, Canada. In addition to presenting workshops and keynote speeches on challenging behavior all over the world, Barbara has acted as a consultant for Mr. Rogers' Family Communications, Inc., and was the chief consultant for Facing the Challenge, an instructional DVD based on Challenging Behavior in Young Children produced by the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative in 2007. She holds a master's degree in educational administration from McGill University and founded and served as the director of two child care centers and an after-school program. Judy Sklar Rasminsky is a freelance writer specializing in education and health. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, and she has won awards from the National Association of Government Communicators, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the National Institutes of Health. For many years an editor at book publishers in New York and London, she has a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Columbia University. Visit Kaiser and Rasminsky at and read their blog at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780133802665
ISBN-10: 0133802663
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: 376
Language: English