Often, parents, educators, and childcare providers struggle with managing challenging behavior in young children.
With the countless responsibilities and pressures that face today's parents and professionals, carving out time to invest in the social and emotional development of children is often difficult.
Early Childhood Consultation is a non -clinical approach in managing challenging behavior, designed to help parents and professionals identify the specific needs of children and develop a plan to best support social and emotional development, and decrease challenging behaviors.
Often, a subtle adjustment at home or in the classroom can be all a child needs to improve their emotional literacy, and decrease their challenging behaviors.
Research has shown(1) that children who have a strong foundation in emotional literacy - the ability to identify, understand, and respond to emotions in oneself and others - are able to:
Tolerate frustration better
Get into fewer fights
Engage in less self destructive behavior
Achieve greater academic success
They are also:
Able to focus better
Early Childhood Consultation is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional psychiatric, psychological or medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, clinical counseling or psychotherapy.
(1) Joseph G., Strain P., & Ostrosky, M.M. (2005). Fostering emotional literacy in young children: Labeling emotions. Campaign, IL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning.