Bullies, Victims Both Need Help
Dr. Wade Horn is a clinical child psychologist, provides fatherly advice on bullies in preschools.
Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their Children
This Digest discusses different types of teasing, why children tease other children, and strategies for both parents and children to help them deal with teasing.
Teaching Children not to Be or Be Victims of Bullies
Adults have a responsibility to stop violence or aggression in the classroom or at home -- both for children who demonstrate harmful behavior and for all other children.
Creating Indoor Environments for Young Children
Francis Wardle provides information that suggests how the environment should support the teaching philosophy and curriculum.
Designing Group Care Environments for Infants and Toddlers
A group care environment should be designed to promote children's individual and social development through learning that is age appropriate and child directed. In surroundings that are safe to explore, infants and toddlers learn to map their environment cognitively, to manipulate it, and to master it.
Language and Literacy Environments in Preschools
This Digest discusses the research on preschool literacy environments and their contributions to reading skills development.
An extensive listing of learning environment links is provided at this site.
Outdoor Experiences for Young Children
This Digest considers the rationale for outdoor experience among young children and the reasons for its decline in popularity. It also presents arguments for enhancing school and center playspaces and provides guidelines for developmentally appropriate outdoor design.
Discipline: A Parents Guide
Rather than punishment, discipline should be a positive way of helping and guiding children to achieve self-control.
Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior
This booklet focuses on practical suggestions for helping young children appreciate the importance of acting responsibly in their everyday lives.
Punishment and Preschoolers
Some of the following guidelines may be useful to you as you try to decide what's best for you and your family.
Understanding Behavior: A Key to Discipline
Children's behaviors do not occur in a vacuum. Instead, they are driven by five basic issues or possibilities that help explain a child's actions. Understanding these issues and being a reflective rather than reactive parent or caregiver will result in more positive outcomes for both the caregiver and the child