From the Shaping Futures blog
There's been a great deal of discussion about disciplining children in recent days in light of child abuse charges made against a pro football player.
As an organization operating 6 Early Head Start centers serving 220 infants and toddlers between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old, we have done considerable training with our teaching staff about discipline. Here are a few key points to keep in mind about disciplining children:
Discipline is not punishment; it’s guidance…it’s learning…it’s a training process that takes patience.
The goal of discipline is to help children build their own self-control. And it takes time.