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Coping with the Parent from Hell!

Rae Pica with Douglas Fiore 

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Someone once defined difficult parents like this: They don't do what you want them to do, they do what you don't want them to do, and you don't know what to do about it. In this segment, Dr. Fiore explains why the number of difficult parents is skyrocketing and shares savvy insights and specific tips for dealing with them.

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Worksheets: Bad? Good? Depends...

Rae Pica with Dr. Jerlean Daniel, Danielle Wood, Dr. Sue Grossman, & Dorit Sasson

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Many teachers clamor for worksheets and a lot of parents love them, but respected early childhood professionals say worksheets are an outdated tool and are not developmentally appropriate. However, other experts disagree and worksheets are still broadly being used and distributed to teachers and parents. Our panel of experts joins us to sort through this issue.

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Right & Wrong Ways to Teach Creativity to Young Children

Rae Pica with Dr. Kathy Hirsch-Pasek and Rebecca Temple Isbell, Ed.D.

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It requires a creative teacher with a genuine understanding of how to foster creativity in young children to avoid stifling creative expression. In this segment our guests discuss common mistakes and misconceptions in teaching creativity and provide clear guidelines on what is both effective and developmentally appropriate.

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Teaching Strategies :How to Deal with Temper Tantrums in the Classroom

Rae Pica with Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., Dr. Alan Kazdin, & Dee Gormly

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Temper tantrums can be a an unsettling experience for child care providers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary school teachers. Our experts have varying views and strategies for dealing with children who go off the deep end in the classroom.

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Digital Media: Great Teaching Tool or Big Liability in the Classroom?

Rae Pica with Dr. Susan Zelman, Rebecca Randall, & Alison Armstrong

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Computers, learning software, gaming, and the use of the Internet are tools that are growing in popularity in the early childhood classroom. But is digital media a wonderful asset in early childhood education, a distracting and harmful liability, or somewhere between the two? Our distinguished guests offer some perspective.

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