Teaching Children Inner Discipline

//Teaching Children Inner Discipline

Teaching Children Inner Discipline

The purpose of discipline is to teach children, not to punish them or to make them passively obedient. Montessori Monarch, a preschool and daycare in Passaic County, NJ, follows the Montessori method of discipline: No shame, no bribes, and no yelling.

We know that children develop inner discipline when treated with kindness, firmness, and respect. Here is how we guide our students to make positive choices.

We Model Good Discipline

Children naturally mimic the actions of those around them. All of our classrooms support multi-age grouping, and older students model positive, self-disciplined behavior. Our Montessori Credentialed teachers also serve as guides and role models.

We Enforce Natural Consequences

When faced with the natural consequences, children learn why a rule is in place. If they can see the link between their action and its impact, they will make good choices even when adults are not watching. For example, if a child knocks over a glass of milk, the milk will spill, and the child will have to clean it up.

We Ask Questions

We don’t just say “No” or “We don’t do that” when a child misbehaves. We help them to think through their past and future decisions by asking questions. For example, if a child does not want to take a nap, we might ask, “Do you feel tired right now?” or “Do you feel sleepy when you skip naptime?”

We Know Each Child

It is vital to have appropriate expectations for children’s behavior based on their age and abilities. Then, we can use that knowledge to prepare for challenging situations and set them up for success.

We Offer Choices

We offer children simple choices from a very young age. This allows them to develop confidence in themselves. Even if children can’t make an informed decision in one situation, we let them know what will happen, comfort them if they are upset, and draw their attention to an area where they do have a choice.

We Validate Children’s Emotions

In a situation where children are not allowed to make a choice, they may become frustrated. We acknowledge children’s feelings and allow them to experience their disappointment. Once their initial emotion has passed, we can explain the reasoning behind our decision.

We Help Children Learn and Grow

Our private school near Essex County, NJ, helps children develop their individual potential for independence, growth, maturity, imagination, self-respect, and confidence. To find out more about the Monarch Montessori School, call 973-307-0595 today!

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Monarch Montessori

Monarch Montessori School is an Initiate Member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). This assures our families and staff that certain standards and qualifications are maintained at our school. In order for our school to be a part of AMS, our teachers must hold recognized Montessori credentials and we must follow guidelines based on Montessori philosophy and procedures, as well as agree to abide by the AMS Code of Ethics. Monarch Montessori is a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility designed with the Montessori philosophy as a focus. It houses completely new interiors, furnishings and Montessori didactic materials. Further, our school is equipped with the best in digital technology for the safety, security, and comfort of our children.

About Our School

Spacious, bright, warm, and welcoming, classrooms are filled with natural light and provide an environment that is safe, clean, engaging, comfortable and homey. Classrooms for Infants are shoe-free and contain various and intriguing elements to engage the senses of our youngest learners and allow them full freedom of movement. Materials for Toddlers and Primary classrooms are organized attractively into the various subject areas on low, open shelving. Carpeting, natural bamboo flooring, child-sized furniture, book areas and surroundings that echo the home are designed to encourage children to create, explore, feel at ease and ready to learn.