Directions:

Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.

Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.

Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question you are responding to.

Review the concepts of self-esteem and moral identity. Based on what you have learned in the text and your personal perspective, explain and defend whether you believe it is as important to help children develop a strong moral identity and base of values as it is to help children develop positive self-esteem.

Review pages 240-242 in the course text. Describe a resilient child and explain how significant adults in children’s lives can help foster resilience.

Review the different types of stressors for young children. Then write a scenario that describes a situation involving a preschool child who is experiencing a number of different stressors. Explain how an early childhood professional or another significant adult could help the child cope.

Resources to Use:

Course Text:  Marion, M. (2015).  Guidance of young children  (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 7, “Self-Esteem and the Moral Self” (pp. 181-206)

Chapter 8, “Feelings and Friends: Emotional and Social Competence” (pp. 207-237)

Chapter 9, “Resilience and Stress in Childhood” (pp. 238-265)

Optional Resources

Podcast: “Genuine v. Phony Self-Esteem”

http://www.jackstreet.com/jackstreet/WMBK.Greenspan.cfm

Article: “Stress and Children: What it is and How Parents Can Help” (PDF)

http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/stress_children_what_it_how_parents_can_help

(Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean)

Note: To open the document on this site, you will need the free Adobe® Reader® software. The link to download this software is located in the Tech Resources area.

Web Site: ACT: Adults and Children Together Against Violence

“Managing Anger at Home”

http://actagainstviolence.apa.org/anger/athome.html

“Managing Anger at the ChildCare Center & School”

http://actagainstviolence.apa.org/anger/atschool.html

Article: “Study: Verbal Aggression May Affect Children’s Behavior”

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2008/08/04/study.verbal.aggression.may.affect.childrens.behavior

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