Yoga what ?

One of the moms came in today and said… ” Are you guys doing yoga? ” Why yes, we are. Right now we’re just learning a few poses. We do it during family time when we’re already focusing on being mindful about our breath for calm down techniques. So far we have learned the mountain […]

Intention

This week we’re still digging a little deeper into the discussion of consequences. While delivering consequences there are three intentions. 1. You have the intention to punish by making children feel guilty or bad. This is done by losing your temper and saying things like ” you knew better than to do this. I am […]

Are Rewards Ok ?

I remember the days of treasure boxes. I had an old sewing box that was painted gold. I had carefully chosen Jewels hot glued to the top that made it extra special. When children did something special or had a amazing day they were allowed to get something out of the treasure box. There was […]

Consequences #3

Hopefully you listened to my two vlogs yesterday explaining how I messed up. I have consequences too. My consequence was the feeling I had when I made a mistake in maintaining peace and safety in my classroom. It was not a great feeling. There are seven powers in conscious discipline and one is the power […]

Consequences

Yesterday we talked about punishments today we will dig a little deeper into consequences. Consequences teach children how to solve problems and show children that mistakes are opportunities to learn. Consequences rely on reflection and personal responsibility. Consequences provide intrinsic motivation to use or learn new skills consequences and focuses on what to do instead. […]

Punishments

Today we’re gonna dig a little deeper into what exactly is considered a punishment. A punishment makes children suffer for having a problem. Ex. A little three-year-old boy cannot sit still during church or family time. Little boys of that age aren’t meant to sit still for long periods of time yet we requested and […]

Consequences vs Punishment

Last week when Holly . Randy and I went to our conscious discipline training it was the perfect training for us. Not only did it remind us of some things that were slipping but also dug deeper in the consequences versus punishment argument. I think so many times we want to punish kids for being […]

Roses are purple

Today we did a directed drawing. In line with the following the directions blog yesterday I noticed a distinct difference between my three-year-olds and my almost 5-year-olds  Since I don’t think each sometimes I use my director drawings to introduce a holiday that may be coming up or a season. Today I just simply […]

Following directions and math

Following one and two step directions is a developmental milestone. If you look at the Arkansas early learning standards it tells us between 19 and 48 months children can remember and follow two-step directions . Example: put the crayons away and then put them in the basket. Wash your hands and then dry them. They […]

Follow The Leader

Have you ever been in the car and played a little game with everyone in there? You sing a little piece of a song and then stop. Before long someone else in the car is singing that song as well. A while later you sing another song and sure enough it is echoed minutes later. […]