This resource for beginning teachers of young children provides practical, sensitive, and diverse advice on getting children settled, mealtimes, toileting, and beginning and ending of sessions.

Supporting Behaviour and Relationships

Supporting behaviour and relationships

One minute you're handling a temper tantrum, the next you're arbitrating in a dispute or nurturing a fledgling friendship. Sometimes, it feels as though you have to be a judge, a diplomat and a psychologist, all rolled into one! Supporting behaviour and relationships is possibly the most important, and the most challenging, aspect of the early years practitioner's role.

The chapter is divided into three sections:

Behaviour and Social Relationships

When supporting relationships and responding to behavioural challenges, there are certain strategies that can be applied to any situation:

  • Agree as a team on strategies for supporting behaviour and be consistent in implementing those strategies.
  • If a problem is serious, try ...
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