I was thinking about health care and how sad it is that more emphasis is not put on teaching preventive techniques rather than teaching us what drugs will mask symptoms.In many cases, drugs will suppress the symptoms but do not address or solve the underlying cause of them. it is a "bandaid" form of health care rather than a preventive form. Then it occured to me that a common way of parenting is to "bandaid" the behavior, addressing it after the fact, in the form of yelli
This job of parenting is so tricky. But, every moment of inappropriate behavior is a wonderful window of opportunity to teach! Often, it is the best time to teach a child that being with other people is a privledge. Thus, if their behavior is rude, they temporarily lose that privledge. Let's say a child is being rude by whining. Often, the child whines, alot, the parent talks about how rude whining is, the child continues to whine, the parent then scolds, threatens, screams..
When it comes to kids, it seems to me that our job as adults, is to help them figure out who they are and then give them the tools to be successful with whatever qualities they were born with. To achieve this, I believe we should teach them to respect themselves and each other. Respect = compassion, acceptance, awareness & self-discipline = Kindness The early years are when children develop their self-image. They develop this image from the information they receive, mostly f