Myths about corporal punishment: Hitting children … Is for their own good?

Myths about corporal punishment: Hitting children … Is for their own good?

This blog post was contributed by Nadine Correia (ISCTE-IUL). Hitting adults is called assault. Hitting animals is called cruelty. Hitting children is for their own good? This was the motto of a Council of Europe’s campaign, launched in 2008 with the objective

Children as co-owners of the (pre)school

Children as co-owners of the (pre)school

This blog message was contributed by Melissa Be (CED-group). ‘To ensure the best possible guidance for children to become autonomous and critical citizens, we need to speak with them about their ideals, their identity, how they perceive their society and about

To act or not to act? That is the question

To act or not to act? That is the question

To react and solve the conflict between children or to let them face the problem on their own? Where is the line between promoting children’s autonomy and maintaining order and harmony in the group? Joanna, an ECE professional from a

1st grade is about to start – And now? Building a portfolio to support children’s transition

1st grade is about to start – And now? Building a portfolio to support children’s transition

This message was contributed by Manuela Sanches-Ferreira, from Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico do Porto.   When Manuel is upset, he throws a tantrum, cries and tosses objects, he may even hit his class mates. He is impatient, and