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NEW!  You’re Not My Friend Anymore!
Illustrated Answers to Questions About Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors
by Betsy Evans, M. Ed

A young child is excluded from play by others and she yells, “You’re Not My Friend Anymore!” and so begins the dilemma for the adults listening in as they wonder how to respond to such hurtful interactions and conflicts. You’re Not My Friend Anymore!  Illustrated Answers to Questions About Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors (HighScope Press, 2009) by Betsy Evans, M. Ed provides quick and clear strategies for supporting children with a six-step process that will help them to solve problems on their own. The process is illustrated through:

  • 21 stories of actual conflicts, depicting a typical response to the conflict, followed by the alternative problem-solving response that actually occurred.
  • Discussion of exclusion, biting, hitting, aggressive explosions, turn-taking, “back talk”, timeout, as well as conflicts between older and younger children with differing abilities.
  • Questions and answers about each of the illustrated stories that were drawn from real questions from parents and teachers about these situations.
  • Discussion of why such an approach is beneficial to children and adults.
  • Discussion points for parents and teachers as they consider the complex issues presented by the challenging behaviors of young children.

As this problem-solving process is illustrated and discussed in the book, parents and teachers will understand how to

  • encourage communication skills,
  • respectful cooperation, and
  • emotional growth in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.
     
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You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!
Conflict Resolution With Young Children

Revised Edition coming soon!

Children's conflicts over toys, space, and friendship create many challenges for teachers and parents.  This book presents a useful and effective six-step mediation process adults can use to support young children at these tense and emotional times. It includes more than 50 actual stories of conflict experiences from preschools, nursery schools, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and homes. Through these stories and the accompanying photos of conflict resolution in action, readers can "see and hear" real children resolving disputes successfully, guided by adults using the six-step process. Using this book as a guide, teachers and parents will have the strategies in hand to make the most of these valuable learning opportunities, whether the children they are caring for are toddlers, preschoolers, or school-aged children.

“I Know What’s Next!” Preschool Transitions Without Tears or Turmoil, by Betsy Evans

Transitions can create stress for both adults and children. Reduce the number of transition conflicts in your program by viewing these “between times” as opportunities for fun and learning. This book provides guidelines, strategies, and a wide variety of songs, games, and educational experiences to be used during drop-off and pick-up times, during daily routine transitions, meals, naps, cleanup, and even during the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Also offered are parent handouts, real-life transition scenarios, photos, and illustrations that depict contrasting approaches to transitions. 

Videos

I Want All the Turns!
Betsy Evans
Color, 90 minutes
(2 DVDs)
ISBN: 978-1-57379-679-8
Price: $95.00

In all early childhood programs, children have conflicts over space, materials and friendships. Learning how to find solutions that work for everyone is an important educational opportunity for young children.

This three-part DVD program shows unstaged examples of preschoolers who are developing essential communication, empathy, and negotiating skills. The problem-solving process they are learning with their teachers' guidance and support fosters social, language, and cognitive abilities they will use throughout their lives. Includes a special section on preventing bullying. The diverse settings shown include two Head Start programs, the HighScope Demonstration Preschool, and a nonpublic school serving children with disabilities.

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It's Mine! Responding to Problems and Conflicts

Children grabbing toys, crying, fighting—problems are bound to happen when very young children share materials and play space.

This 40-minute video shows both younger and older babies and toddlers in several High/Scope infant-toddler settings and the adults who care for them. Filled with strategies caregivers can use to respond sensitively and positively to children's social conflicts, the video also covers ways to keep conflict to a minimum by creating a warm and play-filled environment.

Included are strategies for problem prevention, positive limit-setting, and resolving conflicts—strategies that help children begin to develop important social, language, and reasoning abilities. With this support at a very early age, children are on their way to becoming cooperative and caring individuals!

Supporting Children in Resolving Conflicts
 

Conflicts and disputes—over materials, space, and playmates—are a normal part of the day in every preschool center. Though challenging for adults, such conflicts offer children important opportunities for learning. This video program describes six problem-solving steps that adults can use to help children resolve conflicts successfully. Through this problem-solving process, children learn social, language, and cognitive skills that they will use throughout their lives. The video shows children in a New York City Head Start Center and in the High/Scope Demonstration Preschool Classroom in Ypsilanti, Michigan, as they resolve actual conflicts with the help of their teachers.

Posters

Steps in Resolving Conflicts Wall Chart

A handy reference tool! Hang this poster in your classroom to help you remember these six steps to successfully resolving conflicts as you work with children.

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You're Not My Friend Anymore!
Betsy Evans
Soft Cover
104 pages
Catalog #: N-P1389
Price: $15.95

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HighScope

   

You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!
Betsy Evans
Soft cover, photos
432 pages
Catalog # N-P1171
Price: $34.95

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HighScope

   

I Want All the Turns!
Betsy Evans
Color, 90 minutes
(2 DVDs)
ISBN: 978-1-57379-679-8
Price: $95.00

Order Online
at
HighScope

 

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