Here is an interview and write up in the Wall Street Journal on how to speak to children and how modeling is more important than coaxing a child to say “thank you.” I am guilty of many of these things. We all want children in our care to meet our expectations but we must understand what they are capable of doing and understanding. I don’t know how much I agree with all that is said in the article because I do believe we have to teach children manners but it is something to think about when we correct our children in front of others.
Take a few minutes and read the article and watch the video and let me know your thoughts on the subject.
I am an educator in every facet of my life. I teach early childhood education in the classroom and online as well as develop online training and professional development for employers. I also teach homeschoolers literature and homeschool my 17 year old son who graduates in May.