Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sneaky Discipline Tricks Teachers Use
It's sometimes amazing to watch what seems like an out-of-control child submit to a teacher's bidding at school. Parents who are exasperated with their kids' at-home antics can be really surprised when they watch their child interact successfully with their teachers away from home. How do teachers harness all that bad behavior at school, while you're left screaming and yelling at home? There are some super-sneaky ways they handle it. First, they consider their body language. A teacher might notice a student misbehaving during a lesson and simply drift over to his side of the room to be near him. That proximity can sometimes nip bad behavior in the bud. You can do the same thing by walking by your child's room and simply glancing her way. It's just a way for her to know she's on the radar. Teachers also tend to look kids in the eye when they misbehave - a challenge when the child is a great deal shorter than the adult disappointed in him. As you tower over your child, hands likely on hips, then the experience seems more like a scary confrontation and less like a conversation.