Guiding Children

By: Julia Cisneros, Citlaly Benitez, Karina Vindiola

Infants

  • Learn by using their senses
  • Play with their food and eat with their fingers
  • Should not be punished when they cry
- If this happens, they learn to mistrust their caregivers and think of their world as an unsafe place.

Guidance and Discipline for Infants

  • Includes diverting attention
- babies have short attention spans, so their interests are easily shifted from item to item

- example: catch a child's interest with a favorite toy if he or she is upset about something else

Toddlers

  • Say "no" to be independent and in control
  • Enjoy "messy" activities
  • Are curious about everything and want to explore
  • Begin walking and talking