A Playworker's Guide to Understanding Children's Behaviour: Working with the 8-12 Age Group

A Playworker's Guide to Understanding Children's Behaviour: Working with the 8-12 Age Group

By: Andrea Clifford-Poston (author)Paperback

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How do I manage an aggressive child positively when I have twenty other children who need my attention? How can I develop a good relationship with a child I seem to dislike? How do I maintain a positive working relationship with the parents of a disturbed and disturbing child? Written in a jargon-free, readable style, with many real life examples, this book is a must-have resource for playworkers seeking to enhance their skills as a whole. It highlights how the way we think about children's behaviour colours the way we react to it. It offers playworkers a different way of understanding many ordinary childhood behaviours such as lying, stealing and bullying, and gives practical advice not only on management but on how practitioners can identify, trust and develop their own skills.

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About Author

Andrea Clifford-Poston, M.Ed. is a UKCP registered Educational Psychotherapist and has over 30 years experience of working with children, parents and professionals in schools, clinics, hospitals and the home. Andrea trained initially as a primary school teacher and taught in various London schools. For 16 years she was Teacher in Charge at the Child Development Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, and for many years a Visiting Lecturer to the Music Therapy training course at the Roehampton Institute. She has contributed articles to a number of leading childcare magazines including 'Nursery World' and 'The Times Parent Forum' as well as having written papers for teachers and professionals. For thirteen years she has been in private practice as a Child and Family Mental Health Specialist. She is consultant to and runs training courses for professionals working with children and is member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.


ContentsPart One: Playworkers, Children and BehaviourPart Two: Stress and WorryPart Three: Just Attention Seeking?Part Four: Worrying BehaviourPart Five: Special Needs?Part Six: The Family and the Outside WorldConclusion: Can Psychoanalytic InsightReally Help a Club Worker?

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781855754942
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781855754942
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1855754940

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