Guidance and Discipline Observations

Description To identify age-appropriate practices to promote guidance and positive discipline for children: • Observe an early childhood setting, and look for examples of young children’s inability to sit still for very long. What problems do you observe when adults forget this aspect of child development? • Observe toddlers while watching for expressions of developing emotional autonomy. How do adults in their environment respond? Do you recommend any different responses based on your understanding of this aspect of emotional development? • Observe preschoolers, and watch for their desire for real work. Does their environment meet this need? What changes could be made to assist their development of initiative? • Use research to support your analysis of the behaviors and tactics used by the teachers.