Dr. Dustine Rey
Parents often wonder what is the best method in which to teach children that are learning how to behave and how to think. Good parenting and discipline often equate the same thing: effective teaching. Discipline does not equal punishment. Discipline is an emotional education: a way of teaching your young child to handle their feelings and reminding her/him how to behave. The ultimate goal is to help children gain self-control, which is one of the best predictors for personal well-being, learning, and healthy functioning. While there are numerous and often conflicting parenting books and experts, there are a few consistently effective concepts according to child development research.
Parenting is the greatest form of teaching. Being an effective teacher begins within us and continues within the lessons we pass on to our children.
Dr. Dustine Rey is an adjunct professor in The Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University and the Founder/ Executive Director of The Gratitude Garden Preschool in San Clemente. For more information visit www.drdustinerey.com