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Listening to Children: Talking With Children About Difficult Issues

By Nancy Close

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 14, 2001

Table of Contents



1. Listening to Children.


2. Overview of Development.

Attachment and Separation.

Affective Development.

Cognitive Development.

Language Development.

Play and Development.



3. “I'm Afraid the Dark Will Keep Me Night Night.”

Helping Children Cope with Fears.

Children's Fears.

Helping Children Cope with Fears.



4. “I Feel Like Killing My Mommy.”

Dealing with Angry, Aggressive and Rageful Feelings.

Children's Expression of Anger and Aggression.

Developmental Aspects of Aggression.

Helping Children Express Anger.



5. “When You Die, Can I Live in Your House”?

Children's Reactions to Death, Separation, and Loss.

Children's Curiosity About Death.

Helping Children Talk About Death.

Children and Death.

Factors Which Influence Children's Understanding of Death.

Responding to Children's Questions.



6. “I Think the Law is Right About Whales.”

How to Help Children Express and Extend Their Conceptual.

Knowledge About the World.

Children's Critical Thinking.

Classroom Meetings.

Conclusion.



7. “I'm Going to Hate that Baby for the Rest of My Life.”

Helping Young Children Talk about Siblings and Birth.

Young Children and New Siblings.

Where Do Babies Come From.

Summary.



8. “This is Important. When I Am Four and I Am a Man, I Will Get a Car.”

How to Talk About Self-Esteem While Helping Children.

Express Wishes and Disappointments.

Supporting the Development of Self-Esteem.

Self-Esteem and Young Children.

Helping Children Talk About Conflicts.



Conclusions.


References.

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