Guiding children involves many tasks. Parents are responsible for identifying and enforcing reasonable limits, while gradually giving freedom to children by encouraging them to be responsible for themselves. A positive approach helps teach young children coping skills and self-control while discouraging inappropriate behavior. Although children seek freedom from rules and limits at an early age, they still need guidance and structure. Their growth as individuals depends on making choices and facing the consequences of their decisions.
Psych 120 “can you spoil a baby” 1. There are limits to how much a baby can be spoiled. I support the theory that a baby limits need to be differentiated between his needs and wants. Yet the child has to grow up being taught to respect his elders. Parents want their children to have everything they wish to please their kids.
Not only do they need a parent, but also they need a good one. Parents shape and mould their children into something they want them to be. They instil morals and values that they wish their children could someday possess, like honesty, trustworthiness, compassion, and respect. Those attributes are some characteristics of what we all wish our children had, but that’s up to the parents to make it happen. So, if parents are the key to ensuring a well-rounded teenager, what type of parenting style could get the job done efficiently?
The family is the first agent of socialisation and it plays a very important role of teaching children from right and wrong and also implementing values which are acceptable in the society, in order for them to interact with others in the society successfully. Children learn how to interact with people from their parents and so the actions of a child’s parents will have a significant effect on him/her. For example if a child is always hearing his/her mother swear every time that she talks, then the child may think that it is acceptable to do this and therefore he/she could then portray the same behaviour when talking with others. There are research into theories about the importance of family and socialisation. A functionalist theory of the family is by Talcott Parsons (1955).
Using Operant Conditioning in Raising Small Children Raising children is a tough responsibility. A parent’s main goal is to keep their child healthy, safe and to make them productive members of society. To prepare your child for adulthood, they will have to learn how to behave as you feel is appropriate in today’s society. Each parent has their own way of trying to accomplish this goal. A majority of the time they attempt to reach their goal by using different methods of operant conditioning based on their own style.
POSITION STATEMENT 5 My Position on Guiding and Supporting Young Children I chose the following articles for my position on guiding and supporting young children, “Better Teachers, Better Preschools: Student Achievement Linked to Teacher Qualifications”, “Twelve Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Teachers”, and “Learning and Teaching in Preschool“. In the article “Better Teachers, Better Preschools: Student Achievement Linked to Teacher Qualifications” is about the correlation between the education of teachers of young children and the quality of education they can provide to their students. I chose this article because as an early childhood student I believe that we as teachers should be educated before teaching children in our care. Without much needed preparation and education teachers limit their educational effectiveness. I agree that more state policies are needed to ensure our teachers are maximizing their effectiveness in the classroom.
Early childhood Theorists There are many great theorists that have impacted the way we think and teach our young children today. Some of them that I like and agree with are Lev Vygotsky and his Sociocultural Theory. He believed children learned best through social interaction rather than solitude. He believed the opposite of John Piget that believed children learn more through being solitary. I really think that all young children learn best through play and interaction with adults but also their peers.
To begin with, it is for the better of their children’s future, it is important to teach them discipline from their early childhood by using appropriate methods including physical punishment. This drives from the fact that it is too difficult for parents now and then to manage their small children. In situations that traditional methods such as persuading, explaining or even screaming are helpless, this method seems to be the final one. Secondly, this method of teaching is quick and effective in adjusting a child’s behaviour at a time. For instance, it can be useful to spank a three year old child to stop him from screaming unnecessarily.
In addition, they have to be focused on the right elements and not be distracted by anything. He also believed that children would perform actions they had previously seen adults do and they learn a lot by ‘mirroring the task.’ If parents are modelling bad behaviours, negative self-talk, unwillingness to try something new then the child will do the same as the parents. In order to empower children you have to talk to them, listen to them and respect their values and feelings which make them feel valued. You have to encourage them to make decisions for themselves and be there when they make mistakes and discuss the decisions they have made. Positive reinforcement can help in building good habits and reducing unwanted habits.
Therefore, it is completely up to the parents to make sure that their children are on the same level as the traditional school ones are. That can have a good and a bad impact on those kids. If they are doing everything, and studying their curriculum correctly, that means that this child is a self-starter and they will survive the job market later on. Now if the parents are not encouraging their kids to learn, and to study, that kid will have a difficult time when they have to survive on their own. Parents often question themselves about the credibility of the Home School education, and also about a system or a support group for them.