What is Positive Discipline?

Positive Discipline is a set of parenting ideas and tools that facilitate good communication and mutual, respectful problem solving. It is a non-punitive form of discipline.

 

From Jane Nelsen's web site (emphasis added):


The tools and concepts of Positive Discipline include:

  • Mutual respect. Adults model firmness by respecting themselves and the needs of the situation, and kindness by respecting the needs of the child.

  • Identifying the belief behind the behavior. Effective discipline recognizes the reasons kids do what they do and works to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior.

  • Effective communication and problem solving skills.

  • Discipline that teaches (and is neither permissive nor punitive).

  • Focusing on solutions instead of punishment.

  • Encouragement (instead of praise). Encouragement notices effort and improvement, not just success, and builds long-term self-esteem and empowerment.


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The purpose of this group is to meet other like-minded parents, share stories, favorite resources and books, and have fun.

 

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