Punishing kids with these colored demerit cards is shameful and ineffective. Systems of rewards and punishments have no place in a healthy learning environment. Please do not allow your grandson to lose his excitement about learning because he thinks that he'll be punished again and again. A creative, educationally-oriented therapist might help his teacher learn some positive ways of dealing with his impulsivity.
Punishment for School Misbehavior?
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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