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ECDV 162 - Guiding Children’s Behavior

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [PSYC 120 ]

This course provides an in-depth study of positive interaction techniques which facilitate guiding children’s behavior and explores how adult/child interactions, parenting styles, and guidance techniques contribute to the development of self-esteem in children. Students will engage in extensive personal and professional reflection to identify how personal history, values, and behavioral expectations influence adult interactions with young children.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Demonstrate understanding of the concept of self esteem.

  1. Define self-esteem.
  2. Identify behaviors and characteristics that indicate the development of healthy self-esteem.
  3. Identify behaviors and characteristics that indicate the development of poor self-esteem.
  4. Evaluate self-esteem and reflect on how it developed in terms of personal history.

Goal 2: Demonstrate understanding of the influence of personal history on interaction with children.

  1. Describe traits, characteristics, and behaviors unique to yourself.
  2. Articulate the influence of the values and beliefs of your family of origin on your present self.
  3. Explain the effect of time and location on your beliefs, goals, and behavior expectations.
  4. Summarize how these experiences influence behavior expectations when working with children.

Goal 3: Demonstrate understanding of factors that influence children’s behavior.

  1. Explain how individual factors influence children’s behavior.
  2. Describe adult/adult communication strategies and how they impact children’s behavior.
  3. Identify environmental components that impact children’s behavior.
  4. Summarize the role adults play in influencing children’s behavior.

Goal 4: Demonstrate understanding of parenting styles and the translation to teaching styles.

  1. Identify personal parenting/teaching style.
  2. Describe the characteristics of that style and discuss the associated benefits and challenges.
  3. Discuss the influence your style has on adult/child interactions.

Goal 5: Demonstrate understanding of positive guidance techniques.

  1. Compare and contrast punishment and discipline and identify the subsequent benefits and consequences.
  2. Discuss a variety of positive guidance techniques.
  3. Describe strategies for implementing positive guidance with young children.
  4. Summarize the relationship between positive guidance and children’s self-esteem.

Goal 6: Apply concepts of self-esteem and adult/child interactions to work with young children 

  1. Outline strategies for implementing positive guidance practices in work with young children.
  2. Create a representation of factors that contribute to the development of self-esteem.

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