but at peace with the inevitable. Not all terminally ill persons display all of these reactions, nor do they always occur in this order. One’s approach to dying mirrors one’s style of life. Add Question HereQuestion 70Essay0 pointsModifyRemoveQuestionPaul and Sarah are having trouble with misbehavior from their two children, Jake and Amy. They have gotten notes from Jake’s teacher, who says that Jake never turns in any homework even though Sarah tells him to do his homework every night. Amy tends to get out of most punishments by begging her father to get her mother to “lighten up.” Jake and Amy both know that their father’s “bark is worse than his bite,” that is, he often threatens to “ground them forever,”but rarely remembers they are grounded the next day. When their father is not around, their mother lashes out at them verbally calling them “bad kids, who will never amount to anything unless they learn to behave.” After reading the “Psychology in Action” section on “Effective Parenting,” what suggestions would you make to help Paul and Sarah correct this situation? AnswerAnswer will include that Paul and Sarah should provide more consistent discipline. Consistent discipline gives a child a sense of security and stability. They need to avoid saying one thing and doing something else; making statements they don’t mean; changing “no” to “yes,” especially to quiet a nagging child; and responding differently to the same misbehavior. Inconsistency makes children feel angry and confused because they cannot control the consequences of their own behavior. Inconsistency also gives children the message: “Don’t believe what I say because I usually don’t mean it.” Parents should also separate disapproval of the act from disapproval of the child. Instead of saying, “I’m going to punish you because you are bad,” say, “I’m upset about what you did.” State specifically what misbehavior you are punishing. Explain why you have set limits on this kind of conduct. Punishment should never be harsh or injurious. Also, remember harsh statements can be painful and damaging. Remember, too, that it is usually more effective to reward children when they are being good than it is to punish them for misbehavior. Add Question Here
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- Spring '12
- Psychology, Lev Vygotsky