“This approach is a real eye-opener of something that anyone can do!” Detroit, MI
Children’s conflicts over
toys, space, and friendships create many challenges for teachers and
parents. You Can’t Come To My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution
Young Children, by Betsy Evans, presents an effective six-step
mediation process that adults can use to support young children at these
tense and emotional times. This process is now being used in public
schools, early childhood centers, Head Start programs, and homes across
the country, with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students.
holds elementary and early childhood degrees, has been working in the
educational field since 1974, and spent 23 years in the early childhood
classroom. She is now an Early Childhood Educational Consultant and
Conflict Resolution Specialist. She is the author of You Can’t Come
To My Birthday Party!, and several articles on conflict resolution
and other early childhood topics, and was the co-producer and director
two conflict resolution videos.
Can’t Come To My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution With Young Children includes more than 50 actual stories of conflict
experiences from preschools, nursery schools, Head Start centers,
elementary schools, and homes. Through these real stories and the
accompanying photos of conflicts in progress, readers can “see and hear”
children resolving disputes successfully, guided by adults using the
six-step process. Using this book as a guide, teachers and
will have the strategies in hand to make the most of these valuable
learning opportunities, whether the children in their care are toddlers,
preschoolers, or school-aged children.
Overheard: A pair of two year olds, experienced in problem solving,
arguing. One says to the other. "Tirrell, we need solve problem!"
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