As I work through Jane Nelson’s Positive Discipline, I am reminded of so many things that made my classroom work so well and that I am not doing as a parent. I look forward to and have already started using some of these ideas at home.
“Have you ever wondered what children are thinking about when they are being punished (even if it is called a logical consequence)? Some may be deciding they are bad or worthless. Some children decide not to repeat the behavior that caused the punishment, but they do so because of fear and intimidation, not because they have adopted principles regarding right and wrong.” p.98