This book sets the standard in delivering a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach for understanding, treating, and preventing classroom behavior difficulties. It should be on the bookshelves of all professionals who work in school settings. I will certainly recommend this text to my colleagues and students. --George J. DuPaul, PhD, Professor of School Psychology, Associate Chair, Education and Human Services, Lehigh University A classic guide to creating a positive classroom environment Covering the most recent and relevant findings regarding behavior management in the classroom, this new edition of Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior has been completely updated to reflect the current functional approach to assessing, understanding, and positively managing behavior in a classroom setting. With its renewed focus on the concept of temperament and its impact on children's behavior and personality, Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior emphasizes changing behavior rather than labeling it. Numerous contributions from renowned experts on each topic explore: How to identify strengths and assets and build on them Complete functional behavioral assessments The relationship between thinking, learning, and behavior in the classroom Practical strategies for teachers to improve students' self-regulation How to facilitate social skills Problem-solving approaches to bullies and their victims Medications and their relationship to behavior The classic guide to helping psychologists, counselors, and educators improve their ability to serve all students, Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior, Second Edition will help educators create citizens connected to each other, to their teachers, to their families, and to their communities.