Discipline Is Crucial For Growth Of ChildrenManish Paull
April 2, 2013 — 918 views
"Discipline is the defining fire by which talent becomes ability" is a notable quote said by Roy L. Smith. Often parents and teachers find it quite erroneous to deal with children regarding discipline. This is a part of the training which children are imparted along with the education since both are important for the formation of a good character. Good habits don't come so easily and discipline is one among them. In today's modern world where people don't have time for their family, bringing up children in a good environment is getting costlier and difficult as well.
Schools educate children for their bright future; while parents try to groom them in the best possible manner they can in order to give them a life worth living. Obedience is part of discipline which takes years to settle in children's minds. Words of morality do come out easily but trying to walk on those defined path is as difficult as can be imagined. Children need not be punished every time they don't obey their elders, be it teachers or parents. Punishment makes children rebellious and hardened which actually brings the opposite effect on them.
They are humans like all other, therefore, children also feel frustrated when they are being humiliated in front of everyone. This will surely piss them off and subsequently they will oppose every other decision taken for them. Parents and teachers need to work with harmony at all times, thrashing or scolding should be minimal and in a few cases is permitted as well if they aren't trying to understand the instructions given to them. At home the usual scenes seen are that children after being scolded by them run and hide themselves in the attic or in any kind of hidden room where they can find some solace. Such acts can lead to the liking for isolation among them which in turn will be harmful for their future.
Children need to be guided in the right direction following the right means in order to keep from feeling bitter towards anyone, teachers or parents for that matter. Orthodox methods of teaching and training do exist even today but aren't of any use because it develops animosity in them which converts in to blind hatred. Hatred destroys a person on the inside which can lead to harmful results in later life. Teachers and parents need to identify the factors which show signs of disinterest either in class or at home. Lack of interest in attending school, demotiovated about themselves, frustrated about any particular incident, mood swings or depression, jealousy for any particular reasons, bashing and bullying children at school are some of the vital signs which should be a warning sign for both, teachers and parents.
Dealing with children is not everyone's cup of tea, situations at time do get crucial , in order to handle them in a better manner both teachers and parents to follow a logical and humane approach to make them understand where they were going wrong and what can be the potential result of such acts. Parents should communicate more with their wards to know what they think, sometimes praise them for their work and give children rewards as appropriate to the situation.
On the other hand, children should tell their parents each and every detail in order to get better comments and suggestion for any further action. Parents and teachers should show their trust in them which will boost their morale and confidence to do better. Gradually, while all these steps are followed a mutual understanding between parents, children and teachers should develop resolving all queries and issues regarding their future, although this practice needs to go on for a long period of time. The results will surely be beneficial for the children and both, parents and teachers can also breathe easy.