a reply to: mblahnikluver
It is called carrot and stick. The idea is that good behaviors are positively encouraged and bad behaviors incur some sort of penalty.
When children are little, below the age of, say, four years, they are very literal about right and wrong.
As they develop, they assert themselves and begin to discover that there are grey areas. They begin to push to see if they can extend their boundaries
and this continues up until adulthood for most people.
Not all children mature at the same rate and so sometimes the training methods appropriate to younger children are also retained into older
In a one-on-one situation such as most parents are in with their children, discipline can be more focused and one can establish boundaries more
In a class situation where children are developmentally different and also in numbers, discipline has to retain a very tight ship and
caregivers/teachers tend to use repetition and techniques requiring less finesse than parents can use.
I'd say that having a reward system in class should not have to negatively affect discipline at home as long as you make it clear what is expected
from the child in each circumstance.
You will find that clearly defined boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behavior in general make for happier and less rebellious children while
Don't assume that a child will correctly intuit what is good behavior. Maturity will bring that level of discernment.
When they are little, clear and spoken definitions, with a balance of reward for achievement and good behavior, and negative consequences for bad
behavior, will assist them in discerning what is appropriate.
Having clearly defined reward places (a ''special' toy box) and discipline places (a naughty corner) is a proven system, especially for younger
edit on 25/8/2018 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)