The inclusion of points to remember, practical application, discussion questions, and related readings and web sites within every chapter is an excellent technique for focussing my reading and organizing my thinking. It makes it easy to review the material for study purposes.
The overarching strength of this textbook is that it strives to bring the theoretical and the practical together so that students can see both the "why" and the "how" of child guidance strategies at the same time. It is a very thorough compilation of all of the topics, principles, and concepts related to guidance.
About the Author
Darla Ferris Miller has spent more than two decades working in the areas of child care, development, and education. She holds a doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Texas and Mississippi Teaching Credentials, and an American Montessori Society Preprimary Certification. In Dr. Miller's current role as Assistant Dean of Instruction at North Harris Community College, South Campus in Houston, Texas, she oversees the Child Care and Development program. Miller also is an outspoken advocate for children and families in the region and state.