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Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively (3rd Edition) Paperback – February 25, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0132159128 ISBN-10: 0132159120 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (February 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132159120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132159128
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR IN YOUNG CHILDREN: UNDERSTANDING, PREVENTING, AND RESPONDING EFFECTIVELY, Third edition

 

“An invaluable guidebook …. In this third edition, Kaiser and Rasminsky fulfill the promise of the book’s title by providing an eminently readable foundation for teachers to understand, prevent, and respond effectively to challenging behavior in young children…. This book could not be more timely or more needed.”

--From the foreword by Sue Bredekamp, author of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

 

“Kaiser and Rasminsky’s many notable changes and additions make an already great book even better. The third edition of Challenging Behavior in Young Children will be a useful tool for higher education faculty, administrators, and teachers. The authors have clearly articulated a framework that is designed to prevent challenging behavior by promoting social emotional competence. I believe that type of framework is necessary for meeting the needs of all children in early childhood settings.” 

--Mary Louise Hemmeter, Vanderbilt University, and Director, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

 

 

“This book is a must-read for every early learning educator, from the novice to the most experienced. Kaiser and Rasminsky have early learning in their bones–best evidenced by the warm, caring, professional advice offered in this book; from establishing a positive classroom environment to developing cultural competence and teaching social-emotional skills. All the while the authors keep it real with practical teaching tips, clearly distilled research, and lively classroom examples on virtually every page.”

--Joan Cole Duffell, Executive Director, Committee for Children

 

“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 Diversity in Early Care and Education

 

“A powerful resource for understanding and working in a caring and respectful way with the neediest children.”

--Diane Levin, author of The War Play Dilemma

 

“Definitely my textbook of choice. It makes my teaching so much easier.” 

--Isaura Barrera, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, author of Skilled Dialogue

 

“A deeply sensible and valuable book that presents interesting, practical, and academically rigorous material in a style that’s always easy to read. What a great contribution to the field.”
Frances Stott, Erikson Institute

 

 

According to an Insta Poll by Child Care Exchange, over the last 5 years no problem has troubled teachers more than challenging behavior. Challenging Behavior in Young Children provides the strategies they crave.

 

The recipient of a Texty Award for textbook excellence, Challenging Behavior in Young Children is in the judges’ words “an absolute winner.”

From the Back Cover

Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively, 3/e

 

From award-winning writers Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky comes the Third Edition of their best-selling book, Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively. This up-to-date survival guide for teachers struggling to find answers to challenging behavior in the classroom emphasizes the teacher’s role in the behavior of children, encouraging students and educators to reflect on their own values, feelings, and actions. The result is an invaluable resource for everyone involved in the education of young children.

 

The recipient of a Texty Award for textbook excellence, Challenging Behavior in Young Children is in the judges’ words “an absolute winner.”

 

 

 

“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 Diversity in Early Care and Education

 

“A powerful resource for understanding and working in a caring and respectful way with the neediest children.”

 - Diane Levin, author of The War Play Dilemma

 

“Definitely my textbook of choice. It makes my teaching so much easier.” 

- Isaura Barrera, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, author of Skilled Dialogue

 

 

Barbara Kaiser is the former director of a child care center who has spent 30 years working with young children, their teachers, and their families. Now a consultant in early care and education, she frequently gives keynote addresses and workshops on challenging behavior throughout the United States and Canada. She has taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Concordia University in Montreal.


Judy Sklar Rasminsky is a professional writer with special expertise in child care and family issues. She has won several awards for her work, which has appeared in American and Canadian magazines as well as college and high school textbooks.

  

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Being in the teaching field this is a good tool and resource for my classroom.
S. Oliveras
I work with young children so it will be nice to know how to respond to their challenging behaviors.
Jill
I'm going to school right now and taking a class right now that inturns we needed this book.
W. Brown

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Joan Rosen on September 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
Don't let the idea that this is a textbook put you off.I have been teaching for almost 30 years and there is no doubt in my mind that this book is for teachers as well as students. No matter how many years you've been teaching, you never know when you're going to meet that child who makes you question your choice of profession. Challenging Behavior in Young Children is fun to read and packed with useful information. It helps you to prevent aggressive behavior and respond to children who are out of control, and it provides insight and food for thought even for teachers like me who have many years of experience.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Carol Patterson on February 15, 2003
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As an educator with more than 15 years experience in the field and I have found this book to be one of the most effective and comprehensive tools for not only educators but for parents as well! The authors share their first hand knowledge, they have been there for the challenges and have sought out ways to help each child reach their potential. They then present what they have learned and guide us, the reader, through the difficulties in identifying and understanding a child with challenging behaviors. The clear day to day strategies will greatly help you and your child create and environment where success is possible!!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Peacemaker on August 30, 2003
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As a producer of a workshop series on early childhood social and emotional development, I recommend this book to all participants. After every workshop, early childhood educators always ask for more information, especially detailed, specific advice to teach individual children with challenging behaviors. Kaiser and Rasminsky answer this need with clear, richly descriptive, and research based guidance. Not only do they offer guidance but support it with sound principles and realistic examples. The authors include topics essential for this decade: brain development, cultural and ethnic influences, and the effective WEAVAS strategy. Teachers, especially if they study this book as a team professional development project, will gain concepts and strategies to design more nurturing and supportive classrooms for all children.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Peterson on April 10, 2007
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I was looking for a book to help me face a few challenges in my classroom during my first year of teaching kindergarten and I really enjoyed this book.

It gives helpful background knowledge, current research on best practices and new theories, as well as well-thought-out direct instruction for dealing with challenging behavior in the classroom of young children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sassysag right at cha on October 9, 2011
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Finally a college text book that was worth the money and straight to the point, no chasers. It was just what I needed for my paper and it was explained in a way that I got and I didn't need a dictionary to figure what the heck they were talking about.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peacemaker on August 30, 2003
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As a producer of a workshop series on early childhood social and emotional development, I recommend this book to all participants. After every workshop, early childhood educators always ask for more information, especially detailed, specific advice to teach individual children with challenging behaviors. Kaiser and Rasminsky answer this need with clear, richly descriptive, and research based guidance. Not only do they offer guidance but support it with sound principles and realistic examples. The authors cover the most important topics for this decade: understanding teachers' own reactions to challenging behaviors, brain development, cultural and ethnic influences, and a variety forms of guidance. Teachers, especially if they study this book as a team professional development project, will gain concepts and strategies to design more nurturing and supportive classrooms for all children.
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I had to have this book for a college course, and Amazon was much cheaper than my other book buying options. I prefer ebooks for space, ease of use, and the fact that I was able to receive it immediately on my Kindle. The format of the book wasn't quite as good as I would have liked though. The pages of the ebook are true to the same format and layout as the printed book, so it makes the text a bit small or harder to turn the pages (if you zoom in). Not a horrible problem, but a slight inconvenience.
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By SEDM on September 15, 2013
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I'm an aunt/good friend looking for insights into how to deal with nieces/nephews/friends children when they say or do mind-boggling things. I find this book helpful though it's written primarily for school teachers who have a bit stronger relationship with given children than I do because of less contact/less formal relationship. It dovetails well with meditation work I do.
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