What is Positive Discipline?
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline teaches young people from an early age to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline parenting books by child psychologist Dr. Jane Nelsen, Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and parents. Recent research tells us that children are hardwired from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that the key to positive parenting is not punishment, but mutual respect.
What are the 5 criteria of Positive Discipline?
The 5 criteria of effective discipline are:
1. Helps children feel a sense of connection.
(Belonging and significance.)
2. Is mutually respectful and encouraging.
(Kind and firm at the same time.)
3. Is effective long – term.
(Considers what the child is thinking, feeling, learning, and deciding about themself and their world – and what to do in the future to survive or to thrive.)
4. Teaches important social and life skills.
(Respect, concern for others, problem-solving, and cooperation as well as the skills to contribute to the home, school, or larger community.)
5. Invites children to discover how capable they are.
(Encourages the constructive use of personal power and autonomy.)
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