Sample Psychology Other (Discussion Board) on Please think about how you have seen the listed techniques used in your schools, in your families, or in your communities

This should not be completed until AFTER you have read/viewed all of this week’s content.

Please think about how you have seen the listed techniques used in your schools, in your families, or in your communities. How did the children respond? How might the children have been impacted short term? How might the children have been impacted long-term? You should post your answers to at least one of the posted techniques AND respond to at least two classmates’ posts. Ideally, this will be a true discussion about guidance and discipline in the real world. *Please note, if you are one of the first posters, you might have to come back later to find other classmates to respond to.


  1. Giving children choices (ex. where they sit during circle, what vegetables they have with lunch, what activities they do) to avoid frustration during the day
  2. Behavior charts

Latricia Fullen 

RE: Behavior charts

I think that behavior charts used in the classrooms are great ideas, It gives the child something to look forward to such as a reward for good behavior, It also can help reinforce a child’s behavior if they’re on the wrong track and encourage them to go from a bad day or behavior to a good one. It impacts the child’s short term by showing them what the rewards can be by having good behavior, helping out, being friendly, playing nice, and having a good attitude or the consequences of the bad behavior can lead to time out, call to parent, etc. The long-term impact would be that it motivates the child would look forward to going to school and having a good day in order to get rewarded.

Reply :

3       Time out, Standing in the corner, etc

RE: Time out, Standing in the corner, etc

I feel that when a child is upset and starts to throw things around the room the best place for the child to come down go to the corner and let the child come down by letting them be alone and let them breathe a little bit of air. The only time I ever do time out for a child is when the child is doing something they aren’t supposed to do after you have to them in many forms and still don’t listen that is when you put them on time out. I don’t like giving time out I would rather let them sit in a corner and give them their safe place to be to come down. as a preschool I have only given a few time out to some of my children. But for the last month and half the children have not gotten a time out since then or have been in the corner to feel safe they rather have me comfort them when they are sad.

Reply :


Latricia Fullen 

RE: Time out, Standing in the corner, etc


Top of Form

Hey Carla I agree, time outs can be a good disciplinary tool. They let the kids know when their behavior is not ok and gives them time to calm down and think about what they did. I do think that the situation should be talked about with the child immediately after expressing why they were put in time out, what they can do next time, and also let the child express themselves.

4      Spanking

5    Talking problems with children


  1. Encouraging children to identify and express their feelings

7     Peace place in the classroom

RE: Peace place in the classroom

Peace place in the classroom can help with children’s meditation. They will be able to go to this place when their feeling upset or just need a minute to calm down before or after an altercation. It would help the children learn how to manage stress, self-regulate, identify their feelings and emotions, and how to control impulses.


8 Meditation or yoga

9 Helping ‘victims’ tell the person who harmed them

10 Natural or Logical consequences

11 Giving children a physical outlet for their strong feeling (ex, pounding play dough, kicking a ball)