Children need models rather than critics.
Thought for the Day: Role Model
I think Monsieur Joubert has a point there. Children are like sponges, they soak in everything.
Even those who seemed not listening is affected.
If they are forever criticised, these will impinged into their psyche. They may grow up having low self-esteem and may lack confidence dealing with this mad world.
It is, therefore, more progressive to show these children kindness, respect and good hardworking ethos. Be a role model to them.
Prepare these children to face the future with self-assurance, hope and conviction. After all they are the new generation.