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Obsequious 1100 Words You Need Week 21 Day 1

Obsequious 1100 Words You Need

Obsequious 1100 Words You Need

/əbˈsiːkwɪəs/ (adj)

extremely eager to please or obey others, submissive, obedient, servile, seeking favor, fawning, sycophantic, flattering, compliant, deferential

There is a difference between being self-disciplined and being obedient or obsequious. The intent of completing an act varies from a self-disciplined child and one who is obedient. The self-disciplined child will complete an action, regardless of who is watching. He will do the behavior because it is the right thing to do. In contrast, an obedient child may follow directions to please a parent, to avoid a consequence, or to receive a reward. Being obedient is following directions or commands from an adult; or exhibiting “good behaviors” when an adult is present, whereas, having self-discipline is making those choices without the presence or reminders from adults.

When teachers have these behavioral expectations at school, but the child is not held to the same expectations outside of school, it will take a longer time on his journey towards self-discipline. The child is getting mixed messages that “I have to do this with Ms. Formon, but I don’t have to do it any other time.” That’s when obedience comes into the picture. Your child may be obedient because he can follow our directions at school, but is he translating those actions into home because you have the same beliefs? Do you see the subtle difference between being obedient and being self-disciplined?

Source: http://ageofmontessori.org/

Antonym: assertive

Noun: obsequiousness

Adjective: obsequiously

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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