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Social context and challenging behaviors in young children

I have been reading chapter 8 of my textbook: Kaiser, B. & Rasminsky, J.S. (2012), Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and responding Effectively, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Please discuss social context. What I have to consider about this topic is when working to prevent challenging behaviors in young children.

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I assume by social context, you mean the importance of play? For your text says that play is important to the child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being (Ginsberg, 2007; Hirsh-Pasek & Golinkoff, 2008). The text also refers to an educational theorist, Vygotsky who placed play as the key to developing self-regulation, which is so important to the child's learning of self-regulation. They cite a charming example of children playing make believe in a restaurant. The child selected as the server forgets and starts acting like the chef. The other children help him or her to self-correct. Mary, you can substitute ...

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The solution discusses the social context and challenging behaviors in young children.