Challenging Behavior in Young Children

Challenging Behavior in Young Children

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively, 4th Edition (Pearson, 2017)

Challenging behavior is every teacher’s nightmare—but it’s a topic not often covered in training. We’ve been there, and we set out in search of research-based solutions. Here’s what we found, brought to life in vignettes from Barbara’s 30 years in early childhood.

“An invaluable resource…. Kaiser and Rasminsky fulfill the promise of the book’s title…. It could not be more timely or more needed.” —Sue Bredekamp, author of “Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs”

“I’m very enthusiastic about this book. It’s interesting, reader friendly, and has a solid research foundation. Best of all, the information is extremely useful!” —Janet Gonzalez-Mena, author of “Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education”

Winner of a Texty Award

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Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School  (Pearson, 2009)

Difficult behavior, bullying, inclusion, culture, the teenage brain—they’re all here in one practical, user-friendly volume.

We’ve gathered in-depth background information and evidence-based strategies  to help you understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems so common in today’s schools.

“This is an outstanding text for all thoughtful educators, pre-service and practicing.” —Nancy Daniels, Helman Elementary School, Ashland, Oregon

“If every pre-service and classroom teacher read this book and used the wise and practical techniques it describes, I would be out of a job. I recommend it highly.” —Larry Wein, Dean of Discipline. Paul Revere Charter/LEARN Middle School and Westchester High School, Los Angeles, California

“An excellent research-based approach to understanding behavior management.” —Stacy Duffield, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Winner of a Texty Award

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Meeting the ChallengeMeeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments (Canadian Child Care Federation, 1999, and National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1999)

This 40-page booklet was our first foray into the field of challenging behavior, and it is still going strong.  When one child turned Barbara’s child care center upside down, she wanted to know how others were dealing with difficult behavior. She soon realized she and her staff weren’t the only educators in need of help. The result (with Judy’s  help) was “Meeting the Challenge,” an easy-to-read little book written especially for practicing teachers. It soon became a bestseller in both the U.S. and Canada.

“This booklet has been my salvation.” —Child Care Educator

An NAEYC Membership Benefit

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