Originally Posted by uccomama
I am also at a loss as to why you think that the simple, respectful techniques utilized at my son's school is only good for a certain segment of the population.
It will only work for that segment of the population that doesn't let their children watch Terminator videos, for one.
I do know what the effect was on DS's psyche from children who continually, and physically, interrupted his learning. Is this less important than the psyches of the kids who are interrupting?
FWIW, for the most part, we use the loving-guidance method as you are describing it at home. I'm with you on changing society for positive, AP goodness, and we work on that every day. A group situation away from home adds other dynamics, though, and I have had it up to here =>
with other kids hurting my kiddo.
Tuesday morning when DS goes into the classroom, when a kid pushes him down in line, I'm happy that the child will be told that is not okay, with a visual reminder of his/her little indicator turning yellow. My son, on Tuesday morning
, in that moment, for that day in his short little life, doesn't have time for loving guidance from the teacher to kick in. He needs to stop being pushed, and he needs to know the adults think it's not the right thing for him to be pushed.