Published on March 4, 2014
Preschool classroom discipline can be a challenge for even the most patient teacher. At the preschool age, many students are just learning about right and wrong, which means that a student often doesn't realize that what he/she is doing is wrong.
A sudden outpour of emotions or feelings is called an emotional outburst. Emotional outbursts, often called temper tantrums, are unavoidable in preschool children. The preschooler gets overwhelmed by his/her feelings and needs you there to help him/her gain control.
Short, Simple, Clear Rules Developmentally, preschoolers are not ready for long sentences or big words. Clear Consequences Preschoolers need an equally clear understanding of consequences.
Put Preschoolers in a position to succeed Plan daily lessons and activities that fit the children's developmental needs and attention spans. Responses to Aggressive Behavior Aggressive behavior is never acceptable. Preschoolers must learn to use words to solve conflicts rather than aggressive actions
Try and reward and praise good behavior to reinforce it. Avoid power struggles. Plan ahead. Pay positive attention to your child. Allow the child to see the natural consequences of bad behavior.
Distract the child • Let’s see who can count from 1-10 very fast. • Start singing a nursery rhyme and encourage the child to join in. • Start a new activity. Time out • Thinking corner. • Restriction of activities.
Hold children having harmful or ragetype tantrums. • If your child is totally out of control and screaming wildly, consider holding him. • Take your child in your arms, tell him you know he is angry, and offer him your sense of control • Some children won’t want you to comfort them. Hold your child only if it helps.
Support and help children having frustration- or fatigue-related tantrums. • Children often have temper tantrums when they are frustrated with themselves. • At these times your child needs encouragement and a parent/teacher who listens. • Hunger can contribute to temper tantrums. • Temper tantrums also increase during sickness.
Be positive around your students. Reduce problem behavior by keeping children near socially responsible peers. This will help increase positive interaction between students and decrease problem behavior. Use physical positive reinforcers to help increase desired classroom behavior. Common physical rewards are healthy snacks, stickers or toys.
Give internal rewards to promote positive behavior. Establish a class routine early and practice it over and over again. Be Patient around preschoolers.
There is a huge difference between punishing and disciplining the child. Frequent punishments can leave a bad impact on child’s mind. Punishing child, yelling at child and hitting the child can hamper his or her development. Positive reinforcements have a much better effect on a child’s behavior than punishments.
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