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The Whole Child, Issue #92 Effective Discipline: 13 Tips
July 08, 2013
Effective Discipline: 13 Tips
Read this newsletter online here: The Whole Child Issue #91
Greetings! Its been a while since I last published a newsletter. I am not going to admit just how long, but this is very overdue. My time and attention has been on a soon-to-be-published book on Homeschooling High School in South Africa, as well a updating and revamping our Footprints website.
Meanwhile, the clock has been ticking...
The topic for this month's ezine got so long that I converted it into an article for my website:
This is usually a controversial topic, as we all think we know how to discipline children and we have strong opinions about how NOT to punish them!
So, lets try to begin on the "same page".
The very word DISCIPLINE probably means different things to different people reading this article.
Can you see that from the first to the last description above there is a change in how positively or negatively the word is viewed?
I always thought of discipline as punishment, until I learned that an important part of discipline is TRAINING and INSTRUCTION. As parents, our goal should be to train and instruct our children in right living so that they will eventually become self-governed and SELF-DISCIPLINED.
If we are able to train and instruct our little children effectively, we will have less need to punish them.
This article will focus on tips to teach and train our children well, rather than on how to punish children!
Click here to read 13 Tips for Preschool Discipline
I have found the books listed below to be among the best of many that I have read on parenting. They are written from a Biblical worldview, but I am sure that no matter your religion, the principles of love and grace can be applied.
How to Really Parent Your Child by Ross Campbell
1. I frequently get emails like this: "My child is [two, three, four, or five] years old, can I start teaching him yet? What should we be doing at this age?"
They say that "Play is the work of childhood." The articles listed on this page all explain how and why you should make learning experiences part of your everyday life, without the stress of a formal curriculum in the early years:
Read questions and answers or add your comments on topics such as
1. kids and computer time
Check my website
The 4th of July has just passed, so you might like to check out this American Preschool Theme
In the chilly southern hemisphere its time for a Winter Preschool Theme
If you are in the northern hemisphere, enjoy the summer out of doors, visit parks, explore nature, let your children play in the sand or with water, make Giant Soap Bubbles and on a warm night you could stare at the stars and then make a Starry Night Glitter Collage
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