Developmentally Appropriate Guidance Techniques HGD GPS 13 Discipline • Generally considered a response to children’s behavior. Positive Guidance • An approach that allows the child to develop self-discipline gradually. Self-discipline • The ability to control one’s own behavior. Limits • Guides to actions and behaviors that reflect the goals of the center. Positive Reinforcement • A consequence that rewards a particular behavior and encourages its repetition. Redirection • The steering or redirecting (in this case, the steering of disruptive behavior to more acceptable behavior) Redirection • Diverting or turning a child’s attention in a different direction. Direct Guidance • Physical and verbal actions, such as facial and body gestures, that influence behavior. Indirect Guidance • Outside factors influencing behavior such as the layout of the center. Modeling • In social learning theory, the process of imitating a model.
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