John and Penny are back in Nepal as volunteers and have again conducted a principal seminar for ECEC.

The Nepali word that is used for discipline is often used as a synonym for punishment. In school you have good and bad children and the last category you have to keep in line with harsh measurements, is the general opinion; a stick in the teacher’s hand is quite acceptable.Concepts as: ‘the behaviour is wrong, but the child is OK’, ‘try to analyse what is behind the wrong behaviour, most of the time there is a certain need’, ‘positive re-enforcement gives much better results than punishment’, were new to a lot of those present.