Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Rawstrone, A. (2022) ‘A unique child: tantrum talk’, Nursery World, November 2022, pp.20-21.
Is the word ‘tantrum’ now inappropriate? Annette Rawstrone speaks to experts on different sides of the debate around this common behaviour.

Vollans, C. (2022) ‘Best practice: behaviour: look at me!’, Nursery World, October 2022, pp.37-38.
Attention-seeking is often dismissed as a negative behaviour, but it actually has an important role to play in children’s development.

Gaywood, D. (2022) ‘Positive relationships: on impulse’, Nursery World, September 2022, pp.36-37.
In this extract from new Early Years Alliance publication ‘Prioritising Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing’, Donna Haywood unpicks the assumptions behind many behaviour policies and finds deeper methods to help children manage their emotions.

Grenier, J. (2021) ‘EYFS guidance: effective practice, part 4: focus points’, Nursery World, February 2021, pp.14-17.
What is self-regulation, why is it important, how does it affect development in the early years, and what role should practitioners play, asks Dr Julian Grenier, who led the revised Early Years Foundation Stage guidance.

O’Connor, A. (2021) ‘Resilience: bouncing back’, Nursery World, January 2021, pp.16-17.
Children are often labeled as being ‘so resilient’, but real resilience is built on nurturing relationships and should not be taken for granted, explains Anne O’Connor.

McCormack, A. (2020) ‘Picture books 2: no fear?’, Nursery World, 03-16 February 2020, pp,30-31.
Picturebooks offer children safe spaces in which to develop an understanding of their own and other’s emotions.

O’Connor, A. and Dickinson, K. (2019) ‘Sensory processing: part 4: in touch’, Nursery World, 15-28 April 2019, pp.26-29.
How the tactile sense develops in young children, and its purpose in relation to physical and emotional health.

Hunter, C. (2017) ‘Positive relationships: behaviour: as you please’, Nursery World, 16-29 October 2017, pp.26-27.
The child who always wants to please is evidently kind and caring, but this behaviour could be masking low self-esteem and other problems that need to be addressed.

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