In my daughter's first-grade class they use a color behavior chart to monitor their progress through the day. The color goes from green (excellent) to purple (trip to office, parent called and/or sent home immediately) basically green, yellow, orange, red, purple. Yesterday she brough home an ORANGE. Her teacher sent home a note explaining why she was given an orange. Her father and I decided to give her amnesty for one day to see if she could replace it with the appropriate green today. But today she comes home with a RED. Discipline is imminent. We've explained the importance of good behavior multitudes of times and how you play at recess and listen to your teacher during class. But she seems to be completely unaffected by what she's SUPPOSED to do. How would you handle this?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by myheartx4 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Between Super Nanny and Dr James Dobson. I've found that Consequences and Consistency work great. Meaning you have to be consistent with the consequences. First make sure shes clear on what behavior is expected. At school and at home. Next let her know before hand what the consequences will be if the rules are broken. IE Come home with red no television for the night. It took my son about a week (hes a slow learner :) but as long as he knew I was going to follow through it helped alot. I also received a lot of support from his teacher. She e-mails me if the behavior gets to bad and I've let my son know She is there to teach him not discipline him. The discipline is my job.
Answer by CKasting at 5:55 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by Comfy at 6:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by Comfy at 6:19 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by Comfy at 6:23 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Many children respond better to positive discipline (a good report = 1/2 of TV) than negative. I strongly recommend the book Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort; you should be able to find it at your local library. More infomation at www.naomialdort.com
Answer by rkoloms at 10:00 AM on Feb. 25, 2010
Answer by indymom22 at 11:25 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
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