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Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Kiser and I am a head start/preschool teacher in Floyd County. This year I wanted to focus on my students behavior in the classroom and implement a program called Conscious discipline.
As a teacher of young children, the problem I see is, children often have difficulty in managing their emotions. Children at ages three and five typically solve their problems by using what they know works for them. And unfortunately, a lot of times this includes unwanted behaviors such as hitting, biting, yelling, throwing tantrums, throwing objects, or avoidance. My goal is for the conscious discipline program to provide me with the tools to help the students learn and use appropriate ways to deal with the strong emotions that they feel. Feelings cannot and should not be avoided, as part of a healthy child’s development they must learn how to cope with strong feeling and work though social problems.