Learning without Shame
When there are problem situations at home, there
are ways you can have learning occur, as opposed to
shame. "Track" the problems by asking these kinds
"Where were you?"
"What did you do?"
"What did others do?"
"How did you feel?"
"How do you think you handled it?"
"How upset were you?"
"How could you have handled it differently?"
"What will prevent this kind of thing in the
This line of reasoning will serve to help you
discover the total picture before proceeding, and
it will give your child a chance to improve their
ability to process these kinds of situations. Or,
you could just yell at them! But kids don't learn
or benefit from punishment or shame.
Their best chance to learn is from you keeping
your cool and asking the right questions. The
choice is yours.
© 2007 Mark
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To this day I can remember my father's
voice, singing over me in the stillness of the
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