The latest edition of St John’s Grammar School’s Learning Early Series addresses a topic that causes great angst among many parents: discipline and behaviour. Parents often worry about how their child will behave and how discipline will be exercised at school.
Episode 7 of the Learning Early Series
This episode allows parents to prepare their child for what is expected of him or her, in advance of the first day of school. It reminds parents that when a child starts school, he or she is incorporated into a system where expectations and values are very clearly stipulated and embraced heartily by peers. Being accustomed to rules and values makes it easier for children to integrate. In this episode, families are encouraged to establish a set of values and rules in the household and make sure that the child/children are infinitely aware of them. Some suggested values are: care, empathy, respect and kindness.
Parents are also taught to separate behaviour from the child and how to encourage and reward good behaviour.
The video can be viewed here:
About Jodie Benveniste
Jodie Benveniste is a psychologist, parenting author, parenting expert, TEDx speaker and director of Parent Wellbeing.
Jodie is the author of four books including the highly acclaimed Full Belly: Comfort and inspiration for pregnancy and birth, Little Bundle: Comfort and inspiration for new parents, and The Parent Manifesto: How to create a parenting approach that’s perfect for your family.
She has been featured on Today Tonight, The Morning Shows on Channel 7 and Channel 10, in The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, ABC and commercial radio, and in all the top parenting magazines.
About St John’s Grammar School
St John’s Grammar School is a leading independent school in South Australia. It is situated in the Adelaide Hills in the beautiful suburb of Belair. The school is a partnership of parents, students, staff and the Anglican Church.
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