Many areas of self-discipline could be discussed for young kids. This article deals with role modeling suitable behavior for both adults and kids, understanding child development and age appropriate behavior, and developing a hypothesis.

Role Modeling Appropriate Behavior in Adults
As parents and teachers, one of the most efficient methods of dealing with suitable behavior would be to model the preferred behavior. Verbal and social support helps kids recognize specific behaviors. Remember, role modeling can be both pessimistic and optimistic. And often adults teach lessons kids copy through the incorrect actions and bad choices.

Role Modeling Appropriate Behavior in Kids
In addition to using appropriate behavior in adults, kids need to see optimistic behavior in their peers. Avoid over-using the word "good" when speaking of behavior. Listen to yourself. Do you often say? "You're a good girl"; "Eat a good lunch"; or "Your picture is good!" It's puzzling to kids.

Positive Role Modeling:
Put yourself in the place of the child. How would these statements make you feel?

"Amy placed all the toys back on the shelf when finished," said Mrs. Alicia smiling." She completed this task before starting another."

"Peter is a good friend," remarked his teacher.” He helped Miranda complete the new puzzle."

"Kelvin would you like to ask a friend to help serve the juice and cookies?" asked his teacher. "It's more fun when friends help each other."

Negative Role Modeling:
As caregivers, we must think before we speak. Often the same words can be twisted and turned into a pessimistic phase that lowers a child's confidence.
"Johnson, I'm not going to tell you again to stop hitting Sam," said Mr. Jacobs as he looked up from the newspaper.
"Maria never spills the juice when it's her time to pour. Maybe Maria could teach the rest of the class how to serve snacks."
Whether at home or in a childcare setting, all experiences should make it possible for a child to see themselves as a valuable person. Communication with adults provides opportunities within the surroundings. Kids are social products. The "self" is developing. Thus, the young kids’ insight of themselves will decide behavior toward the self and others. By identifying suitable behavior models, parents and teachers set satisfactory standards for young kids to follow.

Understanding Child Development/Age Appropriate Behavior

According to Montessori course each task is a mixture of biological, psychological, and cultural factors that mixes individuals' needs with the demands of their particular society. The preschool child is predictable to master cognitive task in preparation for the change to middle childhood. These include:

1. Learning to distinguish right and wrong and developing a conscience. In early childhood, kids learn the concepts of good and bad and begin to recognize values. Such as telling the truth; being truthful; and showing responsibility.

2. Learning to talk. During the toddler stage, kids learn the basics of speech. One task of early childhood is to purify speech patterns, get bigger and build vocabulary, and expand a style of communication with others. Parents and caregivers that realize what expected behavior of each stage of growth is will provide experiences that help the kid become successful and increase confidence.

Develop a Hypothesis
According to nursery teacher training A Systematic Approach for Adapting the Learning Environment, a hypothesis is a logical guess based on information collected and analyzed. Dr. Wood suggests that to transform behavior, focus on the following:

1. Determine the desired behavior. What would you like to see happen as an alternative of the problem behavior? What are your behavior outlooks of this student?

2. Develop an interference to teach alternative behaviors. Is the behavior connected to a specific skill? Make changes to the surroundings that eradicate the possibility of the problem behavior. Provide classroom support for proper behavior.

Parents and caregivers need an endless supply of thoughtful and energy to help kids develop self-control. Yet, one of the highest goals of adults is to help kids expand a respect for themselves and other individuals. As kids internalize this respect, they will become liable for their own behavior.

Author's Bio: 

JohnCruser holds Master’s in Psychology Degree. He was working as supervisor in teachers training institute.
Currently, He is working as course co-ordinator for diploma in early childhood education (ecce) & nursery teacher training (ntt) courses since last 20 years.