Guidance teaches children the life skills they need as citizens of a democracy
It takes into adulthood to master these skills. Therefore, we all make mistakes. Interventions address mistaken behaviors in a firm, friendly, instruction, solutions orientated, but not punitive way. Children learn from their mistakes. Teachers help children by empowering them to solve problems rather than punish them for having problems they can’t solve. Teachers also help children accept consequences. These consequences leave self-esteem intact.
It is our responsibility at Sturgeon Lake Clubhouse Daycare to help children understand the reasoning in acting in a suitable manner. To do this, we:
Sometimes crises do occur when emotions run high, or communication breaks down or special needs are involved. At that time, the following interventions will be used:
Guided Cooperation: Adult helps the child use words to show feelings or offers the child to go to another part of the room to play and diffuse, (child’s choice is emphasized and mediation takes place.)
Separation: Redirection by the adult to anther part of the room (teacher’s choice.)
Cool Down/Speak Up: Usually an adult sits with the child, talks with the child, and eventually helps the child rejoin the group. A talk will take place such as, “I can not let you hurt others and I won’t let others hurt you.” (Used in situations when a child loses all emotional and behavioral control.) Child may be asked to draw what they feel or what happened in order to discuss further with parents or other children’s parents who were involved.
In working with strong need mistaken behaviors further evaluations may need to take place. Those steps could include the following:
“Discipline is the slow, bit-by-bit consuming task of helping a child see the sense in acting a certain way.”
Liability: Parents are liable for any damage to house hold furnishing due to misbehavior or defiance on the part of the child(ren). This does not include damage caused by accidents or incidental contact with breakable items. This does include, but is not limited to, breakage caused by throwing toys or other items, rough play or fighting or any other activities engaged by the child(ren) after such activities have been specifically prohibited by the provider.
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