Cultural Context: Discipline
Discipline and guidance are major components of a preschool program. You need to establish your own philosophy before you can communicate this with parents. Review the following quizzes to reflect on your opinion of discipline and guidance.
Review Table 7:1 in your text, “Approaches to Guidance and Discipline with Young Children,” and choose two extrinsic reinforcers/rewards and two intrinsic reinforcers/punishments. Give an example of each choice to demonstrate your understanding of “How It Works” and explain why it is an appropriate choice for a defiant child. Explain what you would say to a parent who might question your decision to use this method. Finally, share with your classmates your favorite extrinsic reward for a 3-year-old.