Monday, January 26, 2009

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate

I again was on zen-habits, stumbled upon this article, witch led me to this website. I haven't read the website much yet but on zen habits it talks about teaching our children compassion, And how we discipline our children is not showing them compassion. They compare this to if a friend is crying/upset/angered we wouldn't go to them and put them in timeout or discipline them in other ways, we would show them compassion and hug them,try to calm them down, but mostly talk to them. And when our little loved ones throw there tantrums they are often upset about something and usually don't have a way of telling that to you, so they have a tantrum,we punish them and they do not learn compassion. If we showed them compassion and gave them the words they were looking for they would learn compassion and how to use there words over violence. But anyway read the post check out the web site, and let me know how you think of this way of parenting.

1 comment:

blueviolet said...

I think that's an intriguing concept actually. My kids are past the point of being able to test it out but I'm so curious as to how it would work.

Your little one's pic up there is cute!