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Mega Top Tips: On Dealing With Challenging Behaviour

Practical Pointers for Anyone Working with Children and Young People

by Sue Brown & Alice Langtree


Stapled booklet
Price: £4.99
Publisher:Scripture Union (SU)
Mega Top Tips are expanded versions of the very good Top Tips series from Scripture Union, however even in mega size they are still small, concise and handy.
The one on challenging behaviour is filled with not only helpful hints on how to deal with the issue but also with helpful insight into what can and may cause such behaviour and as such it makes for a good beginners tool as well as a great helpful refresher for those who have been active in children’s ministry for longer.
The only issue that I had with this one is that ‘Challenging Behaviour’ is largely seen as being a euphemism for naughty behaviour these days and so to see the chapter on ‘Additional Needs’, i.e. Special Needs, included in here was to my mind out of place and inferred really rather the wrong thing even though this was clearly not the intention.
Other than this one concern though, this is a handy little book and well worth adding to any children’s ministry library.

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Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (24/01/12)
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