Tag Archives: behavior management

Strategies for easing separation anxiety in young children–Redleaf Press Quick Guides

Young children’s behavior can be challenging at times, but handling it doesn’t have to be.   Today we’re looking at SEPARATION ANXIETY, excerpted from Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings by Connie Jo Smith, EdD (Redleaf Press Quick Guide). OBSERVED BEHAVIOR A child cries … Continue reading

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4 Ways Care Providers Can Help Children Process Fears

Braving the Storm By Dr. Jane Humphries and Kari Rains The devastating hurricane Harvey has been in the forefront of our minds. It’s almost impossible to miss the news coverage of the horrible loss of life, homes, and community of … Continue reading

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April is National #StressAwareness Month

We all experience stress in our everyday lives and children are no exception. April is National Stress Awareness Month and while you are checking in on your own mental health be sure to check in on the little ones in … Continue reading

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What Should You Do When a Toddler Bites?

Biting is a problem that can affect any toddler. It’s also a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, the one who was bitten, parents, and child care providers. In her popular classroom handbook, Gretchen Kinnell offers technique-building … Continue reading

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National Bullying Prevention Month: The Kindness Pledge

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide movement to raise awareness on the (unfortunately) widespread topic of bullying. Today, we’re sharing an activity from The Kindness Curriculum by Judith Anne Rice, a resource filled with activities designed to help … Continue reading

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The Redleaf Author Spotlight: Replacing Bullying with Kindness

Bullying has been in the national spotlight all too frequently, and many educators are searching for ways to eliminate (and, just as importantly, prevent) it in the classroom. Though bullying is not as prevalent in early childhood as it is … Continue reading

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National Bullying Prevention Month: An Activity to Promote Friendships

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide movement to raise awareness on the (unfortunately) widespread topic of bullying. Today, we’re sharing an activity from The Kindness Curriculum by Judith Anne Rice, a resource filled with activities designed to help … Continue reading

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