This quote from the esteemed Haim Ginott is one that we must keep in our minds and hearts as we work with young children, especially when considering the "classroom/ behavior management" policies and practices that we use. Please read and consider:)
There was an early psychological model of fear that I developed based on my observation of people. Most people fear obstacles or what gets in the way of their biological goals. I grew up among psychopaths, making them afraid was useless, I have a habit of resulting to wanting to kill those who get in my way or the way of my plans. So getting in my way doesn't make me afraid of you, it makes me want to kill you.