Early Childhood Consultation
Gain Confidence in Managing Challenging
Learn to set appropriate limits.
Teach children to express emotions in healthy ways.
Improve adult to child, and child to adult,
Develop a trusting and secure relationship with children.
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
Why Emotional Literacy
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.
Early Childhood Consultation is not, nor 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. Champaign, IL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.