Chilehood Dicipline

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Childhood Discipline
Childhood discipline determines how the child will act at home and in social settings and instills habits and different values that will stick with a child for its whole life. There are many different methods of discipline, however some are more beneficial than others. A generally calm and consistent attitude is best when trying to discipline a child because increased frustrations do not teach the child anything except that aggression is the answer. Corporal punishment is another non-beneficial method of parenting although it is still used today. When looking at discipline from a teacher's perspective, it seems extremely difficult to be able to maintain several children at one time. This is true, however, there is a special teaching program that simplifies the process of disciplining children.
Corporal Punishment
Parents' discipline of young children affects many aspects of their lives. There are many different methods of discipline being used my may different parents. Each parent has different methods to helping their children distinguish right from wrong. Some methods are more beneficial than others, but when comparing methods, it is clear to all that corporal punishment is the most frowned upon form of discipline. Some may wonder why it is looked down upon today if it was a major method of discipline in the 1900's that seemed to work just fine. A recent survey has shown 40% of parents with children under 3 yrs. old have yelled at their child and 40% of parents in this same age bracket have spanked their child (Regalado, M., Sareen, H., Inkelas, M., Wissow, L., & Halfon, N. 2004). Also, 11% of parents have spanked their infants under 1 year of age and 16% of parents have yelled at them. (Regalado, M., Sa...

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... they can trust, it will cause them to feel safe in their environment and give them a greater sense of self-worth. (Caldarella, P., Page, N., & Gunter, L., 2009) In order to enforce the use of this program, teachers must be calm and in control at all times. That is why the first step of Conscious Discipline is training teachers in the “basic powers of self control” (perception, unity, free will, love, acceptance, and intention) along with the “seven basic skills for discipline” (composure, encouragement, alertiveness, choices, positive intent, empathy, and consequences). (Caldarella, P., Page, N., & Gunter, L., 2009) These skills will cause teachers to be more conscious of themselves and able to control their emotions appropriately. It will also encourage them to be proactive instead of reactive in difficult situations. (Caldarella, P., Page, N., & Gunter, L., 2009)
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