How to Rev Kids Up to do What You Ask
How to rev kids up to do what you ask,” is the sample to be discussed.
The author, Hoffman introduces two experts, the magazine’s parenting columnist Lynn and clinical psychologist, Phelan, to advise two families, the Ashworths, father Nigel and his three young children, Ben, one, Georgia, age three, and Liam, age five; the second family consists of Angela, a single parent and her twelve year old daughter, Nina. Parent/child interactions in regards to learning and embedding lifeskills and routines are addressed. 1. The article does not introduce research findings or mention the role of research. Phelan and Lynn support two parenting skills, acknowledgement of the child’s …show more content…
Extensive research is required to adequately support the findings. There are many variables: chores, routines, temperament, family dynamics, peer groups, other key players (piano teacher), social ecology aspects, just to list a few that can affect the family.
2. Advice in article compared to Course Reader and text
The advice given in the article is broad. The course material concurred with the experts’ two recommendations of praising good behaviour and natural consequences. I did not find any direct discussion of natural consequences,from the dialogue on conditioning and reinforcement (Bee,18)I inferred this advice to be part of this method. Evidence to support parental discipline was found in the text on page 3, Bee informs the reader that the child’s “...temperamental patterns...can be and are modified by the parents’ style of caregiving.”
Our academic materials make specific reference to identified situations and circumstances i.e. Bee gives an example on page 260, “...he (Patterson) emphasizes that what happens in a given family, for a particular child, is a joint product of the child’s own temperament or response tendencies, the parents’ discipline skills, the parents’..,” that is, Bee wants the student to understand from this description that generalizations often are over simplifications. The background assumptions and stance on basic issues of these two recommendations can be seen to have been influenced by the major contemporary
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Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
The behaviour policy outlines the school's aims of how to create “a positive community atmosphere in which children can learn effectively by promoting good standards of behaviour”. The school aims to recognise and respond to good behaviour in children, promoting a positive classroom environment where the focus is on praise of children's good behaviour and work. It outlines rewards and sanctions, and sets out a code of conduct that all children, staff, parents and governors should be aware of.
1.1 Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
Socially and Emotionally the family is a big influence in a child’s development. Parents have a big role by providing care and guidance for their development. Unfortunately some families cannot promote the development of a child because of the conflict among the parents. A single parent can have difficulties in boosting a better development in children and young people, sometimes a child is separated from its siblings and this can affect them too.
Describe the policies and procedures of the setting to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
When parents understand how their child responds to certain situations, they can anticipate issues that might be problematic for their child. They can prepare the child for the situation or in some cases they may avoid a potentially difficult situation altogether. Parents who know how to adapt their parenting approach to the particular temperament of their child can best provide guidance and ensure the successful development of their child's personality.
| Use own knowledge of promoting positive behaviour to contribute to reviews of behaviour policies, including bullying, attendance and the effectiveness of rewards and sanctions
Different work commitments of family members if they are all in full time employment, distance, willingness to travel or restriction on time available, ability to travel or drive, as well as a good or poor relationship with the individual, all these can have an affect on the level of family involvement.
“Fortunately, children do not need “perfect” parents. They do need mothers and fathers who will think on their feet and who will be thoughtful about what they have done. They do need parents who can be flexible, and who can use a variety of approaches to discipline.” - James L. Hymes, Jr. this quote, I can say, is physically
The parents that the child is surrounded by everyday also determines what a child’s character would be. “So it is with parents and children: one person’s behavior toward one another has consequences for the quality of the relationship between them. Over the course of a lifetime the balance of power shifts, and children, complete with memories of how they were treated, have a growing say in their dealing with their parents... Parents should treat their children well to allow them to grow up with such memories” (Pinker). The mind will obtain information from the environment that substantially determines the type of person they would be when they grow up.
When a child is brought upon this world, it is the duty for both the mother and the father of the child to fulfill the dreams the child wishes to achieve when growing up and experiencing life. The dream for that child may be to become a singer, a writer, or what most children desire to be, a princess or a super hero. The dream soon fades when a parent decides it’s best to choose their actions, more specifically their future. Parents who choose certain ideas, hobbies, and sports for their child result in over parenting; thus, a child begins to experience punishment. Sever punishments are forced on children due to not exceeding the expectations of their parents. Most punishments on children with strict parents are due to the lack of encouragement.
Sufficient evidence, including findings reported by the state of Michigan's Department of Education, supports the idea that parental involvement in a child's education vastly improves academic achievement (Mokeyane). In a neglectful environment a child spends a majority of their time alone making it hard for them to undergo learning experiences and engage their brain in such a way that triggers thinking and progress. The social aspect can make it difficult for the child to formulate relationships with classmates and teachers (Richards-Gustafson). Damaged social skills can negatively impact nearly every aspect of an adolescent's life as they move to the future making it difficult to obtain help from teachers, meeting a significant other, and even getting a job.