Introduction 1. Principles of early years education 2. Principles of behaviour guidance 3. Needs 4. Understanding emotions 5. Providing a child-centred program: mastery and accomplishment 6. Meeting children's basic needs: survival, safety and wellbeing 7. Meeting children's need for self-esteem: competence and worth 8. Meeting children's need to belong: care and connection 9. Meeting children's need for autonomy: voice and choice 10. Influences on behaviour 11. Listening to children 12. Everyday guidance practices 13. Supporting children's self-regulation 14. Solving persistent problems 15. Solutions to children's emotional difficulties 16. Solutions to children's social difficulties 17. Interventions for children with atypical development 18. Collaboration with parents Resources Notes Bibliography Index
An adjunct senior lecturer at Flinders University, Dr Louise Porter is a child psychologist with 35 years' experience of working with children. A sought-after international speaker, she is also the author of many books including A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Management, Parental Guidance Recommended and Gifted Young Children.