Having so thoroughly enjoyed this friend's recent post and the fascinating comments thread about mistaken goals, I was primed to contemplate the teaching claims of our home based Jiu Jitsu curriculum.
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Hmmm, I love this method for making a physical skill fun and desirable for a kid. I wonder how far it generalizes though. I also wonder about the age. I think this is a completely reasonable way to correct a toddler, but I think a teenager would see this as dishonest. It also makes me wonder about making a kid praise focused. These guys are so winning and the kids have so much fun and they make Jiu Jitsu a completely positive experience. They claim this form of silent correction with verbal praise made them into teenagers who were positively bonded to their parents and did not rebel destructively. I need to think more about their methods outside of Jiu Jitsu. I don't understand how they would respond to a kid swearing at them or trying out stealing in a purely positive manner? My impression so far is that they've found a highly effective way of teaching a physical skill and encouraging positive bonding time between parent and child. However, I don't think their methods generalize well beyond that point.