As a new school year approaches, it may be a good time to think about guidance techniques with children. If you know what is typical for each stage of child development you will know the kinds of behavior to expect at each age.
Discusses the difference between discipline and punishment, roadblocks to good discipline, and tips for effective discipline. Also includes a table with age, emotional development stages, and tips for guidance to age 10. From the University of Maine Extension.
Provides a research-based timeline organized by age that serves as a guide to five ways a child grows - social-emotional development, cognitive development, language development, sensory development, and motor skill development - from birth to age five.
How to best support children with disabilities and their families, including a list of relevant agencies and organizations.
A monthly series of parenting newsletters by Rutgers NJAES Extension providing information for parents about their baby's development, how they grow, feeding, safety, and FAQs, for the first year. Also available in Spanish.
Why children misbehave, how to coach them to behave appropriately, developmental milestones and strategies for adults to use for positive guidance from North Carolina State University Extension.
Positive guidance for infants and toddlers in terms of attachment, realistic expectations, and changes in the environment to support positive interactions from Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
From the series "Understanding Children" from Iowa State University Extension, this issue discusses why children bite, understanding the pattern of biting, and what adults can do to prevent and extinguish the behavior.
How adults should respond, from the University of Pittsburgh.
The importance of positive guidance and how to turn negative discipline into positive guidance techniques. From Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service.
Provides many examples of positive guidance techniques and offers practice scenarios to help you change your pattern of behavior into more positive guidance. From the University of Tennessee Extension.
An Iowa State University Extension newsletter on teaching children about anger, problem solving with children, and appropriate ways to demonstrate feelings of anger.
An online course through Kansas Extension with a series of lessons about discipline personal study. Course materials are included.
A newsletter from Iowa State University suggests that parents set up safe environments to minimize guidance issues and allow for children's self-control. Also suggests what to do when children misbehave.
A fact sheet from Ohio State Extension that offers methods of discipline such as "time outs".
These two booklets from the University of Florida Extension provide information on how to create a supportive, nurturing environment with children, how to provide choices and support, and positive guidance for school age children.