Monday, April 5, 2010
*random brain spew below*
I was studying behavior modification psychology, and came upon this section about giving kids "time outs" as a way of moderating problem behaviors.
The time out concept in itself is pretty useful, but I remembered how when I was little, my mom would tell me to "reflect" on things I've done wrong during the time out.
Obviously, as a 4 year old, I haven't the slightest idea on what the wrong-doings were, so instead of being all repentant, I would end up day-dreaming a lot.
Telling a small child to reflect is just a silly silly idea, as they haven't developed a concrete moral basis yet and what they need is clear direction.
OTL...I even procrastinate like a nerd.