Preparing students to make developmentally appropriate guidance decisions in the classroom Based on her belief that adults need to have realistic expectations of children, Marian Marionrs" s "Guidance of Young Children" emphasizes understanding young childrenrs" s development, using a developmentally appropriate approach to guidance, and thinking critically in making wise guidance decisions. Her conversational and direct writing style with concise definitions is a favorite of students and instructors alike. Content is grounded in research and experience. With a case-study approach, case study analyses, rich examples on every page, and scenarios throughout the book and ancillaries, the entire Marion package provides students with a wealth of opportunities to observe how guidance is applied to situations involving infants through 8-year-olds and to apply theories and strategies themselves. Her conversational and direct writing style with concise definitions is a favorite of students and instructors alike, and the content is grounded in research and experience. Among other things, after reading this text, students will understand: the difference between indirect and direct guidance, the major guidance theories and how they relate to guidance, the essential role of observation, adult guidance styles, how to minimize stress and create resilience, how to help students develop authentic self-esteem, how to help children manage anger, factors in violent behavior and aggression and how to prevent them, how to help children develop compassion, and how to help children with common challenging behaviors, such asbiting, teasing, bullying, and disrespectful language.Marion, Marian is the author of 'Guidance of Young Children ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131545304 and ISBN 0131545302.