School discipline is the system of rules, punishments and behavioral strategies appropriate to the regulation of children and the maintenance of order in schools. Its aim is to create a safe and conducive learning environment in the classroom.
A disciplined student is in compliance with the school rules and codes of conduct. These rules may, for example, define the expected standards of clothing, timekeeping, social behavior and work ethic. The term discipline is also applied to the punishment that is the consequence of breaking the rules. The aim of discipline is to set reasonable limits which protect students from harm and teach them what is safe and what is not.
Discipline at Home
Children are learning how to behave and need parents and caregivers to help them during that process. Because they are always learning, they will misbehave.
Psychological studies show that behaviors are more effectively shaped by rewarding positive behaviors than by punishing negative ones. Spanking may have the short-term effect of stopping an undesired behavior, but it may have long-term consequences. Spanking by parents or others may cause harm by teaching children to use violence and by showing them that those who should love and protect them have the right to physically hurt them.
The best way for parents to prevent challenging behaviors is to support positive behaviors. How can they do this? Use any opportunity as a teachable moment to talk about simple rules about behavior Put those rules into action
Follow through with praise for following instructions or consequences for disobeying
When a child misbehaves:
Let them know what you expect with simple statements. “Please put away your toys right now.” Give warnings and reminders, without threats. “When you put away your toys, then you can go outside with your friends.” Tell a child what to do rather than what not to do. “Please use a soft voice”, instead of “Stop yelling!”
While there are no fixed rules...
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