There are many ways to intervene early and provide needed support to effectively manage challenging behaviours and assist with alleviating childhood stress

Challenging Child Behaviours and Stress

Your relationship with the children is the most powerful tool you have. As you care for them, you come to learn all about them — their temperaments, developmental levels, play skills, families, cultures. You know what they enjoy, what frightens and frustrates them, what makes them sad or mad or stressed.  Children experience stress just as adults do but it often goes unrecognized. There are many factors that could contribute to stress in children’s lives. Children often experience stress from ongoing situations, some of which may be beyond their control. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to intervene and provide needed support early to effectively manage challenging behaviours and stress.

Meeting the Challenge

This user-friendly 40-page publication, teaches adults who work with young children and their families how to provide the effective early intervention that researchers see as key.

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Meeting the Challenge

This user-friendly 40-page publication, teaches adults who work with young children and their families how to provide the effective early intervention that researchers see as key.

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1. Fear & Loathing: A Guide to Bullying Behaviour
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2. When a Child Is Hospitalized
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3. Helping Children Understand Death
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