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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a nipper, he'd just have called a little 'wild' and encouraged to run around the playground to burn off any excess energy. This pseudo-medical labelling of typical childish behaviour, especially typical of boyhood, is deeply disturbing. At twelve years of age, perhaps a little discipline might not go astray. He's old enough to understand his actions will have consequences.
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katia04



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
When I was a nipper, he'd just have called a little 'wild' and encouraged to run around the playground to burn off any excess energy. This pseudo-medical labelling of typical childish behaviour, especially typical of boyhood, is deeply disturbing. At twelve years of age, perhaps a little discipline might not go astray. He's old enough to understand his actions will have consequences.

This is not my primary concern. If I discipline this kid too much it really wouldn't serve the larger purpose of him learning - I've already tried, read the first post! The issue here is NOT medical labelling, the issue is advice on a different way to cope with his behavior. I give him extra homework, send him out of the class, and he promises to do well, and I can tell he means it. After a couple months I've figured that I need to work within different perimeters, and I"m looking for a new approach to this. Please don't get off the original point!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read the first post, but there is not too much written there about disciplining him. More about not wanting to discipline him. I'm not sure what you mean by needing to work 'within different perimeters', but more stick and less carrot may work better than anything tried so far. I do not think that is off the original point.
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cmp45



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
I have read the first post, but there is not too much written there about disciplining him. More about not wanting to discipline him. I'm not sure what you mean by needing to work 'within different perimeters', but more stick and less carrot may work better than anything tried so far. I do not think that is off the original point.


I think disciplining kids (too harshly) within this age bracket (6 to 12) can be tricky as you run the risk of making them cry!
Then what do you do with a crying kid? Evil or Very Mad Laughing
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