Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter
"Behaviour Guidance Principles"
In this keynote address, Dr Louise Porter will compare and contrast two styles of discipline: controlling discipline (which uses rewards and punishments) and a guidance approach. Guidance believes that children do not need incentives to behave but instead behave well when they can. Like us, children want to be successful. Therefore, if they are making mistakes, it is because they lack skill – the main one of which is the ability to regulate their feelings and impulses. If we punished them for not know how to do this, we would be punishing them for being children. Instead, we need to teach children skills that allow them to behave considerately.
Workshop Sessions Two and Three
"Behaviour Guidance Practices"
This session will detail how to replace rewards such as praise with acknowledgment. This will not only help children’s behaviour will also safeguard their self-esteem Next, it will outline everyday alternatives to punishments, and how to support children to practise the emotional self-control that they need to act thoughtfully towards others.