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ajeeth.kannan
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The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones

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Started: 4/5/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ajeeth.kannan

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Development of an individual's character and his action are always influenced by various aspects such as environment, family back ground, friends and etc. All the aspects have one thing in common it is how all these aspects develop an individual. Every baby when he/she is born he is a dabbler and he is tyro. He does not know which is a positive action and which is a negative action. He even does not know fire in a lamp hurts him when he tries to touch. So let us keep parents did not portend the baby about the fire and baby grows and his age is 6 now. A six year boy will always be ebullient and likes adventures so he is getting attracted by the fire. Cause of the mistake of the boy's parent is wound in the boy's hand. So parent should have portent the child about fire.

My point is every action and its cause should be taught and if it is a positive action he should be lauded and if it is a negative action he should be punished and warned.
Sleezehead

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Well I don't think there's any real statistics or evidence to back your presumptuous statement. It definitely does sound like a true and noble statement to certify and defend, but again throw some names in my direction where a child has lived his/her whole life in the perfect environment and life cycle that you describe above.

We cannot go in reverse like we have in our past and just tell our kids one thing, and that it's right and not to be questioned. A percent will give guidance but the being must learn right from wrong in their own respective mind. Scientifically speaking everyone has their own structures that they have built for morality. No one can go in another's conscious and see how they see it truly. With that being said how do we presume that the child might not rebel against what the parents consider a positive action, even with appraisal?

Now on some level I will agree with you; Your young one acts out or out of your approval, then a swift punishment is necessary. If the kid does right, a reward be granted. But this would indeed be fully developed in to one's mind forever. Do we really want this behavior as we do to cats and dogs be our own experience of how to live our adult lives? I think it's in human nature to adapt and to learn from mistakes as is. Why make it the official action of how to teach principals that that child shall carry through their lives and their children's lives.
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Posted by Sleezehead 4 years ago
Sleezehead
My first paragraph wasn't too clear. I was just stating mostly that approval pandering in the way of the punishment/reward concept could be better laid out by your opener. Sorry about the first paragraph again.
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