How can I help children treat each other fairly?

Children are always learning and observing from the world around them. This includes everything from the way you react to their mistakes to stereotypes in our society. It is your role as a childcare provider to notice children’s stereotypical attitudes, the stereotypical comments they make, and their actions that stem from these attitudes. By helpingContinue reading “How can I help children treat each other fairly?”

How can I support young children’s social-emotional development?

Many childcare providers often wonder how they can best support how young children feel about themselves, how they understand, manage, and express their emotions, how they relate and interact with other people, and how they react to social situations. These relationships and emotions fall within the domain of social-emotional development. As a caregiver, you haveContinue reading “How can I support young children’s social-emotional development?”

Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?

Many adults see time-out as a valuable non-violent method of disciplining misbehaving children. Although this is a common view, it is a misguided one. Time-out can foster hostility, resentment, and even defiance in a child. Children’s behavior that adults consider “bad” is really evidence of some problem the child is experiencing. Instead of banishing theContinue reading “Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?”