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In the article “What to do for a Fussy baby A problem-solving approach” by Janet Gonzalez-Mena talks about how babies cry a lot the time whether it is for a bottle, diaper changes, or sleep. As indicated in the article that those are basic needs on why a baby would cry and thus the article focuses on a different need on why a baby cries. One of the reasons on why a baby cries which is sometimes not obviously is that they simply want to move freely. According to Gonzalez-Mena (2007) “When an infant hasn’t yet started to crawl, it may seem as if movement is not important, but it is!

Movement is important from the beginning of life. ” (p. 2). Movement is important because not only is it about exercise or motor development but as Gonzalez-Mena specified it’s about learning to problem solving as well. This is evident when a researcher named Pikler in the article taught that when infants “are on their backs until they can turnover, and they are not propped in a sitting position nor restrained in any kind of device. ” (p. 3). This demonstrates that problem-solving as well as self-regulation starts right from birth.

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Furthermore once the infant is in place to freely move sometimes adults continuously entertain the child. If a baby is overstimulated the baby can still be fussy. Or if a child is being continuously entertain and as Gerber (1998) stated in the article “The more entertainment infants get, the more they want. Once they get used to being entertained by somebody, they lose the ability to entertain themselves. ” (p. 4). In conclusion self-regulation is highly supported by having a good relationship.

Gonzalez-Mena quotes Bardige “What babies most need are caregivers who have a relationship with them and can meet their needs”. (p. 5) However the main need that goes unnoticed is the freedom to move. In Dan Gartrell and Julie Jochum Gartrell article “Guidence Matters Understanding bullying” explores that early childhood bullying can be help with guidance from the teachers. It is reported in the article that early childhood classroom is the foundations for where children learn the ins and outs of social acceptance and rejection.

Sprung, Froschl, and Hinitz (2008) reports in the article that “this is why a teacher’s response to early bullying needs to be proactive and preventive. ” (p. 1). To try and avoid bullying in the classroom D. Gartrell and J. Gartrell indicted that teachers would from day one that the class room is “encouraging place for all. The teacher builds such an environment by modeling inclusive group spirit as well as teaching it. ” (p. 1). Also the article laid partly a reason on why children in their early years bully others.

D. Gartrell and J. Gartrell (2008) explores the facts that “For a few children, bullying is reactive aggression—a child experiences stress, does not know how to ask for help, and acts out against a perceived unjust world as a reaction to the stress. ” (p. 2). However the main view that D. Gartrell and J. Gartrell generates in this article is that if teachers come together and have positive relationship with parents they can use guidance’s to help solve conflicts and help prevent bullying.

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