Discipline Expert Amy Morin shows how Positive Discipline can address many behavioral issues. Try using Positive Discipline to help manage anger issues in your classroom.
There are four key points that empower the Positive Discipline model.
- Build a Positive Relationship: spend quality time with your children and build healthy relationships. Talk about their feelings and your feelings.
- Use Encouragement Liberally: focus on encouragement instead of praise. Encouragement focuses on the child’s efforts no matter what the outcome. This helps the child recognize their full potential.
- Problem-Solve Together: problem solve together. This helps teach problem solving skills while keeping opportunities available to maintain communication.
- Use Discipline Instead Punishments: there is a sharp distinction between discipline and punishment. Consequences are not meant as punishment but are an opportunity to teach life lessons.
Positive Discipline encourages an authoritative approach making sure the child’s feelings are taken into consideration. It is also based on the belief that all kids need to feel a deep sense of belonging. Positive Discipline can be effective in any classroom and can help ensure that children are learning from their mistakes in an encouraging and positive manner.
Get more in-depth information on this method of helping with children deal with anger by viewing this webpage: http://discipline.about.com/od/typesofdiscipline/a/Positive-Discipline-Techniques.htm