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Title:
Everyone needs attention : helping young children thrive
ISBN:
9781605545875
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xviii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents:
Preface: pay attention to children with an open heart -- Introduction: lessons from years of caring about young children -- May I have your attention please? -- Everyone needs attention -- Self-regulation -- When teachers face themselves -- Relationships, relationships, relationships! -- Contemplating compassion -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Questions to reflect on as you do the work -- References.
Summary:
Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations.
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Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations.

Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story of suffering emotional neglect, as well as anecdotes of her work with teachers, families, and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.


Author Notes

Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is a professor at Rider University in New Jersey. She was the recipient of the 2013 National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award, participated on the Consulting Editors Panel for NAEYC, and is a former fellow in the Child Trauma Academy. She is the author of "Don't Get So Upset!" and edited Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface: Pay Attention to Children with an Open Heartp. xiii
Introduction: Lessons from Years of Caring about Young Childrenp. 1
Chapter 1 May I Have Your Attention Please?p. 15
Chapter 2 Why Everyone Needs Attentionp. 31
Chapter 3 Self-Regulationp. 53
Chapter 4 When Teachers Face Themselvesp. 73
Chapter 5 Relationships, Relationships, Relationships!p. 93
Chapter 6 Contemplating Compassionp. 117
Epiloguep. 139
Appendix: Questions to Reflect on as You Do the Workp. 145
Referencesp. 147