Our society is governed by rules as to what is an appropriate way to conduct oneself. The intention of discipline is to understand and practice making acceptable choices. Songs, stories, discussion and modelling politeness are a practical and meaningful way to achieve this goal. With repeated guidance and gentle reminders over time, children become aware of proper etiquette and develop self-control, acquire confidence and thus ultimately treat themselves, as well as others, with respect and kindness.
We all have a need to feel loved, worthwhile, respected and accepted for who we are.