|No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler. Precocious, brazen, obsessive, endearing, hysterical, impulsive, anxious, delightful, unreflective, dogmatic, generous, unstable, aggressive, resistant, compulsive, and anything but consistent - the preschooler could qualify for any number of personality and behaviour disorders. Unlike infants and toddlers, preschoolers actually bear a resemblance to grown-ups and therefore fool us into thinking that they are much more like us than they really are. Projecting our psychology onto them is a typical mistake. Using his many years of experience as a developmental psychologist and his mastery of the developmental literature, Dr. Neufeld leads us into the interior landscape of the preschooler. He provides insight into their shyness, separation anxieties, aggression, resistance, oppositionality and more. Making sense of these confusing yet wondrous creatures lays the foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them. This video course is intended for parents as well as professionals, early educators as well as daycare providers.
The format of this course is highly flexible for study, easily divided into twelve Â½ hour sessions, or six 1-hour sessions or four 1 Â½ hour sessions. |
Category: Early Childhood Education
Author: NEUFELD, GORDON