ECS 306 Initial Self Assessment

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ECS 306 - Initial Self-Assessment

1. What experience do you have with children? (Siblings, Baby-sitting, Parenting, Caregiving, Teaching, etc.)

I have six years of experience working in a preschool environment with children aged two to five. Besides this, I am also a parent of two children.

2. What are the ages of YOUR OWN children (if you have children)?

My children are 17 and 13 years old. The older one is a boy, and the other is a girl.

3. What beliefs do you have about how children learn?

I believe children can learn through play and social interaction.

4. Compare & Contrast Discipline and Punishment.

Discipline is about guiding children and helping them learn what is expected. They gradually learn how to control their own behavior.
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Michael started to scream, and their mom came running in. Mom picked up Michael and began to comfort him, while speaking firmly to Jennifer: “The rule is that there is no hitting in the family.” Jennifer: “But Michael took my doll.” Mom: “I know it makes you angry when Michael takes your things without asking, but pushing and hitting are not allowed.” Jennifer: “But he won’t leave my thing alone. He keeps going in my room.” Mom: “Why don’t we make a rule that your room is off-limits to Michael unless you give your permission?” I will help you make it work, but no more hitting.” Jennifer: “Okay…I am sorry I pushed you down, Michael.”

7. My feelings regarding spankings are inappropriate because it models aggressive behavior in young children.

8. Spankings should be administered with care.

9. Corporal punishment is the use of physical force causing pain, but not wounds, as a means of discipline; such as spanking, shaking, slapping hands and etc. It is inappropriate and should never be used.

10. Structure, limit setting, and consistency are seen as boundaries that are flexible and often negotiable.

11. Shame, blame and humiliation should be used in no
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