What Is Your Philosophy Regarding Discipline?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
In dealing with children and adolescents, I believe that they do need to be given clear guidelines and boundaries, the earlier the better. I don't support corporal punishment, and shouting and getting angry is usually counter-productive. Nor is it fair to have rules just for the sake of it.

What I do strongly believe is that when children know where the limits are - and basically, the limits of one person's freedom are where another person's freedom begins - they are definitely, and observably, happier. I frequently see families where the whole family rhythm is really dictated by the whims of a child or teenager - where they go, what they eat etc - and in every such case it strikes me that not only are the parents exhausted and stressed, the child is too.

From a teacher's perspective, it's harder to impose boundaries because the group is much larger, but that makes it all the more vital - no class can function without discipline. Providing the school and parents support the teacher, a class with clear rules and respect - on all sides - will produce children/ teenagers who are much happier, much less bored and much more successful.
Al Certeza Profile
Al Certeza answered
My philosophy towards "Discipline" is that "Love" must always come before it. Discipline is necessary but I would rather nurture and offer guidance and lead by example rather than just making any rules concerning anyones demeanor !!!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
For me, every individual should be self disciplined so as to create his own personal/identity in his surroundings or society.

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