Monday, February 22, 2010

Punish or Not

Something to ponder over your morning coffee - An article that i read in Today papers:-

" If we punished our kids for everything they did wrong, we'd always be on their case. So, how do we know when to lay down the law, and when to let things slide?

Toddlers are naturally curious, and often get into trouble simply for exploring their world. Yet, this is how preschoolers learn. They poke their fingers into things, and experiment by smelling and tasting and even throwing objects against the wall. It's easy for adults to get frustrated - esp when they break something.

But this isn't the time to punish them. With young children, discipline should be reserved for when they're defiant or sassy. It's willful disobedience that we need to watch for, not normal childhood curiosity.

All kids play with things that they shouldn't, and it's important to keep them safe and teach them what they can and can't touch. But punishing them for being curious sends the wrong message....."

my cheeky cheeky darling who loves to challenge my authority at times

Getting teary coz i tried taking the telly remote control from her

In the end, mummy said ok to me holding for awhile...hehehe :)

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