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Guidance of young childr

Learning Resources

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s media resources, please use the streaming media players below.

Required Resources

  • Course Text: Marion, M. (2015). Guidance of young children (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
    • Chapter 5, “Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies: Direct Guidance” (pp. 121-151)
    • Chapter 13, “Apply Your Knowledge: Use the Decision-Making Model of Child Guidance” (pp.333-352)


  • Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Problem solving [Video file]. Retrieved from

    Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

    Dr. Marilyn Gootman explains the process and the benefits of teaching young children to be problem solvers.

  • Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Conflict resolution in practice [Video file]. Retrieved from

    Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.

    This classroom demonstration illustrates the way conflict resolution can be taught to young children and underscores its importance as an essential life skill.

Optional Resources

  • Article: “Problem-Solving Program Teaches Kids How To Use Their Heads Instead of Their Fists”

  • Web Site: ACT: Adults and Children Together Against Violence
    • “Resolving Conflicts at the ChildCare Center & School”
    • “Discipline at the Childcare Center & School”

    • “Discipline at Home”

      Considering Discipline

      Throughout this course you have been thinking about your attitudes and values related to children’s behavior and learning about positive guidance—the rationale, developmental underpinnings, and related strategies. Consider this Discussion as an opportunity to clarify your views related to discipline and appropriate guidance strategies.


      Review the readings and video programs in this chapter.


      With these thoughts in mind:


      By Day 3:

      Post a response to the following:

      • Whether or not you agree with the principles and strategies associated with positive discipline, and why
      • Insights you have gained about discipline and guidance with preschool-age children and/or any assumptions or misconceptions you had that have been dispelled


      Be sure to substantiate your thinking by citing the Learning Resources from the course as well as others you have benefited from.


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