The importance of teaching children self-discipline and problem solving
When it comes to discipline and children, the goal shouldn’t be controlling children, but rather helping them to learn self-control. And the more our children learn how to problem solve, the closer they’ll be to having a sense of self-control explains Adam Cox, author of No Mind Left Behind. “The ability to problem-solve is one of the main qualities that teachers and parents are looking for as a sign that maturity is taking place. So, it’s not just how to think through a problem, but how to cooperate with other people, how to understand different dimensions of a problem, and how to understand subjective issues like a person’s feelings when that problem relates to social interaction. We need kids who can move their minds around a problem and see it from different perspectives. If you try to solve every problem in the same way, it brings to mind the old saying ‘if you only have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”
From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.