When managing challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers, you must consider when to use guidance, redirection, or discipline. Knowing the difference between these three approaches and coaching children to recognize them is vital in their development. In addition to coaching children, it is necessary to maintain a safe learning environment in which all can learn and grow.
Part 1: Infographic
Research and find a free online resource to create an infographic that you would share with colleagues that work with students’ birth to 2 years old. The infographic should include the following information:
- Strategies to teach social skills and conflict resolution
- Strategies to prevent and reduce challenging behaviors
- Depict the differences between discipline, guidance, and punishment
Part 2: Scenario
Read the following scenario:
Janice and Jose are 3-year-olds. Janice is aiming her paint brush at Jose’s picture. Twice this morning you have asked her to stop painting on her neighbor’s pictures.
In 150-250 words, discuss whether you would use discipline, guidance, or punishment to handle this incident. Support your rationale with at least two scholarly sources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.