The Calm After the Storm: 7 Things to Remember in the Face of Challenging Behavior
Sometimes children get very upset and cry. Sometimes they
have a tantrum. Sometimes we are left wondering how to respond.
Our goal in the classroom is to create a community that is
based on mutual respect and cooperation where each member feels like a
contributing member of the community—one that is valued and honored for his/her
individual uniqueness. In reviewing the various ways to instill methods of
positive discipline in the face of upset or “misbehavior”, the acronym R.E.S.P.E.C.T. aptly calls to
mind the pillars of an environment that fosters self-discipline and harmony as
its ultimate goal.