Find out what are the differences between progressive and positive discipline and why they are good options in raising your children.
The daily challenges associated with parenting make it easy to forget the goal of disciplining your child. Discipline allows parents to reduce inappropriate behaviors, but ideally, the child will learn to choose acceptable behaviors with confidence in the future. Positive and progressive discipline techniques promote recognition of appropriate behaviors and teach children to make better decisions. But a progressive discipline is not the same as a positive discipline, how are they different from one another?
REPLACE THE BAD WITH A GOOD THING: POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
Parents and teachers use positive discipline to modify behavior . It is critical to positive discipline to help children replace unacceptable behaviors with acceptable ones. Punitive disciplinary techniques such as physical punishment and yelling fail to further this goal, and are counterproductive for your child to develop healthy self-esteem.
Parents avoid unwanted behavior by investigating the cause of problem behavior and tailoring a response accordingly. Parents model acceptable replacement behaviors, communicate behavioral expectations, and reward their children’s appropriate behaviors .
SECURING MANY OPTIONS: PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Like positive discipline techniques, progressive discipline techniques emphasize providing children with experiences to learn replacement positive behaviors, and do not use punitive strategies.
The schools implement strategies progressive discipline through a wide range of interventions, consequences and supports for students. The continuum of interventions promotes individualized responses to problem behavior. School principals play an important role in the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and consequences. The school recognizes parents as crucial partners in monitoring their children’s academic and behavioral development in progressive discipline.
PROGRESSIVE AND POSITIVE: NO PUNITIVE STRATEGIES
The discipline positive and progressive does not use punitive disciplinary strategies such as flogging, threats, insults and shouts. Physical punishment increases the likelihood of problems such as mood disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and personality disorders. Parents who use yelling or physical punishment to modify problem behavior teach their children that aggressive and angry behavior responses solve problems and increase the likelihood that their child will choose similar strategies in the future.
DO GOOD AND FEEL GOOD
Disciplinary techniques can influence how your child feels about himself. Positive, progressive discipline allows children to learn appropriate replacement behaviors when problems arise. Unlike punitive techniques that simply punish unacceptable behaviors , allowing children to learn positive replacement behaviors prepares them to feel confident about themselves and how to make good choices in the future.
In this sense, these disciplines are suitable to be carried out both at home and at school. Children will feel understood, listened to, respected and valued with this type of discipline. They will also feel that they are part of the solution to the conflict and at no point will they feel that they are part of the problem. All this is crucial for a good development of self-esteem and of your personality in general.
If you think that the discipline you impart to your children does not go this way, or you are one of the people who usually yell at children to behave well and even use physical force … then the time has come for you to talk to an educational or child psychology professional to give you appropriate strategies so that in this way you can educate your children with an environment of respect and continuous love.
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