Positive Child Guidance,
8th Edition

Darla Ferris Miller

ISBN-13: 9781305088993 | ISBN-10: 1305088999

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 384 pages

List Price USD $199.95


POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Eighth Edition, equips readers with information on how to guide, manage, and cope with the behavior of children. The book provides insight into children's efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while coping with adult expectations. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. You'll also find a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness. This new edition includes critical advances in research and addresses the cultural trends that are changing the way babies and children are cared for today.

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Meet the Authors

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Darla Ferris Miller holds a doctorate in early childhood education, Texas and Mississippi teaching credentials, and the American Montessori Society Early Childhood, Infant, and Toddler Certification. She was a vice president, a division chair, and a professor at North Harris College. Dr. Miller has also served in a wide range of roles within the field of child care and development. She has been a caregiver, early childhood teacher, center director, teacher trainer, and consultant, and has worked with children from infancy to middle school.

  • NEW MindTap for Education is a first-of-its-kind digital solution that prepares teachers by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they must demonstrate to earn an education degree and state licensure, and to being a successful career. Through activities based on real-life teaching situations, MindTap elevates students’ thinking by giving them experiences in applying concepts, practicing skills, and evaluating decisions, guiding them to become reflective educators.
  • UPDATED Learning Objectives: Correlated to the main sections in each chapter, Learning Objectives focus students' reading and show students what they need to know, understand, and be able to apply after completing the chapter.
  • NEW Brain Facts Boxes: These new boxes provide students with current neurological findings that affect our understanding of how children learn and how early child educators can most effectively guide them.
  • NEW AND IMPROVED Standards Coverage: Enhanced coverage of NAEYC standards includes a chapter-opening list to help students identify where the chapter addresses key standards. NAEYC and DAP icons identify standards-related content throughout the text, and the NAEYC standards correlation charts help students make connections between what they are learning in the textbook and the standards.
  • NEW Colorful Design and Larger Trim Size: This edition is a full-color text with an appealing interior design and larger trim size to help enhance student learning.
  • UPDATED Coverage on Moral Development: Early childhood programs can play an important role in the development of moral values that are essential for successful citizenship in a democracy. Positive guidance as presented in this book is based on caring for children respectfully and assertively--so as to develop their internal motivation to live healthfully, to respect others, and to be responsible for their actions.
  • UPDATED Marginal Key Terms and Definitions: To support student learning, key terms and their definitions appear in the text margins adjacent to boldface key terms where they first appear in the text. A list of the key terms appears at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive glossary appears at the end of the book.
  • UPDATED Web-Based Resources: In every chapter, students will find recommended websites relevant to the topics being discussed.
  • Practical Application Emphasis: Every chapter has at least one Practical Application Case study that demonstrates important concepts addressed in the chapter. Additionally, numerous examples designated throughout the text help students understand how they can apply their new competences in real-world situations.
  • Clarification of the Role of Behavior Modification in Positive Guidance: Extrinsic motivation--using tokens, prizes, and praise as reinforcement--can be effective in specific kinds of situations, but can seriously undermine intrinsic motivation if used incorrectly. The book provides guidelines for supporting intrinsic motivation and using extrinsic motivators wisely.
  • UPDATED Quotations: Throughout the text, relevant quotes from well-known philosophers, educators, and writers illuminate the content and inspire students.

Table of Contents

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1. Why Guidance Matters.
2. Historical Perspectives and Guidance Theories.
3. Understanding Children's Behavior.
4. How to Observe Children.
5. Serving Culturally Diverse Children and Families.
6. Understanding Children with Ability Differences.
7. Designing Developmentally Appropriate Environments Inside and Out.
8. Building Relationships through Positive Communication.
9. Fundamental Causes of Positive and Negative Behavior.
10. Effective Guidance Interventions.
11. Mistaken Goals, Motivation, and Mindfulness.

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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank for Miller's Positive Child Guidance, 8th

An online Instructor’s Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint® Slides for Miller's Positive Child Guidance, 8th

These vibrant Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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Positive Child Guidance

  • ISBN-10: 1305088999
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