Of Beginnings and Beyond

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

15 Problems

For most children, the times when they'll need discipline are fairly predictable. It's a lot easier to turn such petty crimes into teachable moments when you know what to expect at each "touchpoint" of development.

Your 2 year old is learning about self-control and sharing. Predictable problems:

temper tantrums
biting
grabbing

Your 3 year old is learning about sharing, taking turns, and following rules. Predictable problems:

hitting
throwing things
refusing to go to bed
slipping away in a crowd

Your 4 year old is learning about following rules and paying attention to boundaries. Predictable problems:

stealing
lying
name calling
toilet talk

Your 5 year old is learning about controlling desires and taking responsibility for his actions. Predictable problems:

stealing
cheating
teasing
talking back


Some simple common discipline problems that can avoided and can be teachable according to the age. We make mistake and sooner or later we resent making them, don't you think kids feel the same way too.

Posted By:CarmelaSolon @ 11:50 AM

1Your Thoughts:

Anonymous Meredith berkata...

OMG!!! Just caught my eye that a little as 5 year old culd start stealing already...

What an eye opener you have post here.....

5:33 PM  

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