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It's one of those days in Ms. Mya's classroom, when things just aren't clicking: Jamilla is jumping. Ruth is running. And Reese is roaring like a great big lion for no reason at all. But Ms. Mya knows what to do. She gathers up the children, and together they begin a conversation about expectations. "An expectation is something we can rely on, something we know is going to happen," says Ms. Mya. When adults guide children in a positive, proactive way by supplying them with clear expectations of what to do, when to do it, and how to behave, children learn to focus, direct their attention, manage their emotions, and regulate their behavior. A charming story coupled with equally as charming illustrations, When You Just Have to Roar! helps children and the adults who care for them make every day its best.

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Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson, MA, is the VP of Learning and Development at Bright Horizons Family Solutions. She has more than twenty years of experience in the early education field from professional development and education quality consultant, to classroom teacher, to early childhood center director, to curriculum writer. She is the author of numerous early childhood articles and presents professional development seminars at national conferences. Whether she's developing resources for teachers, working with parents, playing with children in a classroom, or writing books, she is committed to supporting children's healthy development. In her free time she can be found spending time with her two daughters or with her toes in the sand on one of San Diego's beautiful beaches.

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