How Does Corporal Punishment Could Have On A Child?

2496 WordsApr 18, 201610 Pages
My theories have changed since I entered the program at Southeast Tech. When I entered the program I believed in matters such as time-outs. I also did not fully understand the effect that corporal punishment could have on a child. Since that time I have learned other ways to handle challenging situations such as time-ins, having conversations on the child’s level, or calm-down times. My time in this program has also taught me about all the work that goes into planning the curriculum for young children. Before, I just thought educators of young children just picked selected items they thought were cute, worked on letters, numbers, and other things of that sort. Now, I thoroughly understand all the work and thought that should be put into…show more content…
NAEYC is important due to the fact that their organization helps keep early childhood educators up to date on current research regarding children. They also help early childhood educators stay connected by having meetings/workshops for all to attend. Staying connected with other educators helps to secure resources and share information with one another; having technology also helps to accomplish this. Fellow educators should also understand that children should be treated with respect, families need to be informed about the program their child is enrolled in, colleagues should work together to improve the education of the child, and lastly the program should work to improve the community it is located in. When it comes to treating children with respect, that means that even though they are more petite and vulnerable than you are, you should not take advantage of them. As an educator one should not participate in corporal punishment or exclude a child from activities as a result of them not performing in a way you concluded was unfit for the situation; even if the parents say that it is okay. Parents who were corporally punished or abused as a child are at an increased risk to use corporal punishment or abuse their own children. Also, 2 out of 3 children that face corporal punishment ends up being abused. The way a child receives discipline may have an effect on them for the rest of their lives; greater than four children a
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