This article gives a study of how we can apply the material in an Early Childhood institution from the novel `Different Children Different Needs` by Charles F. Boyd. This book can be taken as a channel showing parents and teachers in any institute on how to be more efficient by knowing the personality God has given each child. Boyd applies a DISC style of traits of parents’ personality for application in parent-child affiliations.
Although, this book is mainly on good parenting which allows you to review your and your child’s qualities and as a result, helps you in improving communication with no friction between parents and children. The material in this book can also be very useful in any institutional environment. Based on this knowledge, this study gives a brief evaluation of the application and knowledge specifically in an institute’s environment and the experience from it. Knowledge and Application This book assists you in understanding that every child has a unique personality and none of them are right or wrong but just different.
As in the novel Boyd writes “As parents, we need to discover our children’s natural styles and help each one grow up according to his unique, in-born, God-given design” (Charles Boyd. 4). Writer uses the DISC personality sketch descriptions to understand and help you to re-open blocked communication with your child. It’s as easy as opening by inquiring yourself if your child is a bit lazy or active, people person or a loner? The material and tools presented in ‘Different Children, Different Needs’ will take the anonymity out of the way on how you interrelate with each other.
In the book, we look at a tool referred to as “the art of flexible parenting” or parenting by plan. It is a method which presents us with an opportunity to raise our kids that procures into account equally how God has designed our style and personality and how He has designed our children. This uncomplicated and realistic model enables us to realize our normal bent and the way it influences our parenting style, determine our children’s design, comparison between the first two and adjusting our style so as it fulfils the style and requirements of our children.
It helps in fashioning an atmosphere of encouragement and support which results in enhanced parent-child communication and eases common areas of clashes. The methods and tools given in this book can not only help parents in understanding their children better but also prove helpful in Children institutes by giving teachers an insight to his/her pupils mind and personality and making them realize that not every student cannot be the top person and that someone has to take the bottom position whether it be academic performance or co-curricular activities.
After having an understanding of such basics, these Institutes can make sure that each student is treated as an individual and not be compared with others who are either doing better or worst than him and thus improved student-teacher relation which will result in better results. This model will assist in developing an atmosphere of encouragement and support and can have results like an increased self-confidence and self-discovery. After reading this book, you will start to comprehend things you never understood in relation to the most excellent way to communicate to each unique student in a class.
Students will appear to appreciate how God has designed them and made each and everyone of them exceptional in his own way, maturing in self-confidence and discovering a sense of fitting in somewhere. And you will get pleasure from fulfilling your mentoring experience you’ve forever wished for. Understanding and Experience A Childs education starts from home. Education plays a very significant part in altering lives of children. This book gives a concept of parenting pollution.
Parenting pollution refers, to the desire of every parent to raise their children the way they think they should. If we observe carefully, we see that the same idea is applied in children institutions where teacher expects the student to be as smart as the teacher was when he was students’ age, or think the same way as he used to think and mostly compare students with each other. The truth is, it is important to realize that with changing times, minds maturity level changes, and children nowadays, grasp and perceive things differently then we used to.
The one part of the book that I thought could be really helpful if all could read it and enjoy is a number of pages of encouraging “one-liners” which can be used to build your child’s or your students self-confidence some of which includes sayings like when asked a student to perform a task in classroom and if he is taking longer than some other students, instead of saying this discouraging thing “What’s taking you so long? “, what you can say is, “You do things specifically and correctly.
” (Haim Ginott, 23) That line sums up the “observe, don’t judge” philosophy of child psychologist Haim Ginott which one should try very often for miraculous results. (Haim Ginott, 23) Some stuff you read in this book is pretty basic on parenting like be patient with a child , Don’t hurry or push him, be open at times when your child wants to do things differently than you feel like etc. But observe carefully that do you really do all this basic stuff all the time or you are really a moody person
Conclusion The DISC character system on which all of the suggestion in this book is based is not exactly a specific personality test but in actually just a self-discovery test where you can ponder over you actions and those of your children and then apply them in Children Institutions. The concluding remark is that Parenting by plan is a technique you can utilize to fine-tune your parenting technique according to your children and students as each of them has different personality and psychology.
It can really help is making parents and teachers understand that even if the personalities of their children clashes with their own, it can still be a positive relation and parents being older have to take the first step which may just include getting a copy of this book. References Boyd, Charles. 2004. Different Children, Different Needs. Published by Multnomah Books Ginott, Haim. 1996. Between