ERIC Number: ED339495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Good Discipline and Handling Misbehavior. Fostering Families.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Pasley, Kay
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module's learning objectives are for participants to: (1) identify family rules and evaluate their effectiveness; (2) understand the characteristics of effective discipline with children; and (3) learn about ways to handle the misbehavior of children and adolescents. The module consists of three lectures. Each lecture includes reading material and exercises for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 considers the process of learning family messages and rules and lists various types of rules implemented in families. Lecture 2 discusses the characteristics of effective discipline, especially discipline for adolescents. Good discipline stresses the present, is suited to a child's age, sometimes ignores certain behaviors, makes expectations clear, and provides explanation. Lecture 3 considers the handling of difficult children. Possible reasons for child misbehavior are discussed, and types of parental behavior that might help eliminate the causes of child misbehavior are listed. A five-page form for evaluating the module is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.