punishment for kindergarden children.?

Please give me some ideas to punish a child in the class if the child did any noughty thing or if he/she dont listen to the teacher.

Use a star system, good children get stars, at the end the child with the most stars gets a prize, for good behavior, kids that are bad, get a star taken away. Time outs are good if the behavior should continue talk to a parent.

&quot:Teach them with love and care, do not use any &quot:strength&quot:. But do not spoil them too much as it will give them bad behavior when they are grown up. If parents want to forbid their children, it is better to give them good reason that can be accepted by logic.&quot:

Don’t punish them..but give them explanation!

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Staying in at recess always seemd to hurt my step son the most. He always wondered what fun he was missing out on.

My head started to hurt half way through the answers here. I’m sorry if I missed any good ones by not reading them all.

The simple fact is that the question:
1) Doesn’t really show a good understanding of how discipline is supposed to work in an educational setting. Especially in Early Childhood Education.
2) Is too vague.

I begin with #1 because it’s very important to be clear on how you view your students. That’s the first step to a successful discipline strategy.

1) We don’t punish. What the goal is with discipline is to get the child to reflect on his own actions and how that brought about the discipline received. Punishment comes from an external source and offers little to no self-reflection other than doing it to avoid punishment again. Try to remove as much of your authority as you can and it will be more effective.

2) If the child is being naughty or &quot:doesn’t listen to the teacher,&quot: why is he/she not listening? What, exactly, are they doing that is being naughty? Either way, get rid of the word &quot:naughty&quot: from your vocabulary of talking about children’s behavior. Maybe they didn’t get breakfast that day and their body’s adrenaline is starting to kick in to take over. Maybe they didn’t sleep well last night or had to wake up early for some reason. Maybe they’ve just been sitting too long and need to move into other activities. Maybe it is a situation where they’re having trouble controlling themselves and they need to be seperated from the group until they’re ready to come back. Either way, as you become more experienced as a teacher, you’ll be more in tune to see what is going to work with the child to better help them. They’re not being &quot:naughty.&quot: They’re being normal children in a situation you don’t know the story to.

Think of it like cutting down a tree in the forest. You could start at the top and cut down one branch then say, &quot:Well…the tree isn’t as bad as it used to be.&quot: That’s what we do sometimes with our students. We send them to a &quot:naughty carpet&quot: (I think I saw someone type something similar…is that for real? Please tell me no.) We stop the behavior for the time being. And what do we do in the process? Embarrass the child? What happens next when that turns into a power play? Where the child doesn’t care if he goes to the chair or the rug? Or, worse, when he treats it like a game? Then your entire discipline strategy is screwed. &quot:Time out&quot: areas aren’t for punishment. They’re a place a child can go when they really need a &quot:time out.&quot: When they need a time away from the group because they’re being disruptive. Don’t look at it as a punishment. Look at it as just a place to go when you need a break. Then you’ve taken any and all power struggle away from the child when it’s time to go there. They go there because it was their choice and they return when they feel they are ready.

My statement about the question being too vague holds true. The simple fact is that you want the student to feel the natural consequences of things. So if you list 100 problems, I might just offer 100 discipline strategies (though probably not…many overlap). But the core idea is to think, &quot:Why do we have that rule?&quot: Then figure something out that gets them to think about that.

For example, let’s pretend you have a student that got mad, took a child’s work, and tore it up or scribbled all over it. Then we ask ourself the question &quot:why do we have the rule that they shouldn’t do it?&quot: There’s a huge list of answers:
1) It’s not how we handle our anger.
2) It’s disrespectful to the other child and to his work.
3) It makes the other child angry and he might retaliate.
4) It makes the other child feel bad.

I’m sure I could go on, but I’ll stop there. Now, remember what I said about getting to the root of the issue. This is not just a matter of &quot:I tore up his paper.&quot: The child that did that is obviously upset about something. You want to find out what that is and teach the child the appropriate way of handling it while realizing why his actions were bad. Simply saying, &quot:That was naughty. Go to time out&quot: won’t be satisfactory to either of the children. So let me offer this suggestion:

1) Get the two children together with you. Most likely, the work will already be half done since one will come to you and the other will not. (Guess which one is which).
2) Don’t show anger. Show concern. More concern over the child’s work that got ruined. This involves the strategy of getting the other child to think about the fact that he ruined something that was important to you and the other student. Notice how this is a direct reflection – the child sees it. Saying &quot:sit in the corner and think about it&quot: doesn’t get the child to think about it at all.
3) Ask the child whose work got ruined what happened. If the other child interrupts, tell him to wait and you’ll hear what he has to say next.
4) Give the other child the same respect in listening that you did to the first one. Most likely, he’ll say how the other child angered him. This is what you want to hear. Ask the first child if that is what really happened to make him/her mad. Go back and forth like this until you have a good understanding of the story. They don’t have to agree on the story and don’t accuse any of them at lying. The real thing you’re getting at is their perception of the story…since something obviously made boy #2 angry – no matter whether that is accurate or not. You want his perception of what made him angry.
5) Now comes the really important part. Get Child #2 that drew on the picture to think of a better strategy next time. How can he handle it differently? Could he tell the child how he felt about what happened? Could he move to another table and do something else while he cooled down for a bit over being angry? Could he write the child a note explaining how he felt? Have the child come up with solutions before you suggest any.

Generally, from my experience, a situation like that happens and the child that drew on the picture will want to make some sort of apology…even if it’s not stated. I don’t even have to suggest it. But the apology might be something like him going with the child and getting another paper for them and helping them through the work again. It might be that they play later on the playground together and you never see them apart.

If I had just put little Jimmy in time out, it would have been a case where Jimmy only thought, &quot:Ugh….I got in trouble.&quot: In the mean time, little Bobby is thinking, &quot:Ha! He drew on my paper and I got revenge because he’s in trouble.&quot: There is no problem solving skills at all….no reflection on what happened…no tools to avoid the situation again. All I did was participate in the crap throwing competition. I’m no better in my actions than they are. I just have more power to throw more crap than they do.

Don’t throw too much crap. It gets messy and the classroom really starts to stink after a while. Instead, give the children the shovels they need to scoop the crap out of the classroom. Yeah…cheesy analogy. But I think you get the idea.


send them to a designated corner for an amount of time depending on exactly what he did.
if y’all have playtime or have an activity that he/she especially enjoys then make him sit out for that

put them in time out or the corner.

time out then call parents

sit in the corner, apologize and mean it, go to princable if it was really bad

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