The purpose of this study is to examine the direct and indirect difficulties experienced by earlychildhood teachers in guiding children having problem behaviors and to find out what is requiredwhen teachers guided children’s problem behaviors. Three teachers were selected whoexperienced dilemmas while guiding children’s problem behaviors. Each participant wasindividually interviewed 2 or 3 times with deliberated questions for collecting data. After theinterview was analyzed, the contents were categorized into three major themes and eight subthemes.
The three major themes were (1) a decline in authority as a teacher, (2) a behavior thatincrease to the stress of a teacher, and (3) hopelessness. The sub-themes were derived as a wayfor teachers to not give up on a child having problem behavior. Based on these results, severalspecific implications for effective ways of reducing young children’s problem behavior weresuggested.