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Positive+Discipline+_I_ - Positive Discipline What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Positive Discipline What is discipline? DISCIPLINE IS NOT PUNISHMENT Discipline refers to teaching appropriate forms of behavior "We can call an individual disciplined when he is master of himself, and can, therefore, regulate his own conduct when it shall become necessary to follow some rule of life." Maria Montessori Goals of Discipline To develop self-control self-regulation self esteem Not just compliance Developmentally Appropriate Discipline: The Guidance Approach Takes into account developmental needs, abilities and characteristics Erikson: Psychosocial Stages of Development 1 to 3 years: Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt Task: Develop feeling of control over behavior; realizing that intentions can be acted upon 3 to 5 years: Initiative vs. Guilt Task: Children are active in exploring, acting upon, and learning about the world; need to develop a sense of initiative, a sense of purpose and effectiveness and a sense of responsibility for own actions Positive Guidance Techniques Model and encourage expected behavior Redirect children to acceptable activities Give positively worded directions Be specific in directions and in praise Focus on consequences, not rewards and punishments Give choices when possible Set clear limits and remind children of the rules Avoid giving orders Encourage social problem-solving skills...
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