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Old 07-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: how to get out of a punitive mindset

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Originally Posted by NewCovenantMama View Post
Best thing you can do is simply immerse yourself in the culture of gentle discipline.
Very much agree .

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There's an article here on what the Greek word for discipline in the New Testament, paedeia, actually means.
Seriously, the word is *paideia*?

Because that word is *big* in classical ed circles, particularly those that look closely at what education meant in Greek and Roman culture, and it's this holistic, humane, formative ideal of education. It encompasses every aspect of a person, so that physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually the student is brought ever closer to the ideal. (Alder's Paideia Proposal is one modern adaptation, and I think the Circe Institute is inspired by the idea of paideia as well.) That word is *so* much more than mere punishment - the mind boggles at the idea of paideia being reduced to nothing more than punishing wrongdoing .
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