If you are curious what Positive Discipline is and how to start practicing, you could read on the basic facts below which came directly from these websites, click here and here.
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting is a parent support program that helps parents gradually move away from physical and emotional punishment and toward solutions that nurture their children’s healthy development and learning.
Sometimes “positive discipline” is misunderstood as “permissiveness.” Actually, positive discipline is about finding long-term solutions that help children develop their own self-discipline over time.
building a relationship based on respect for each other
helping children learn how to handle difficult situations
teaching courtesy, empathy, non-violence and respect for others and their rights
The Positive Discipline Model
In this program, parents learn how to think through 4 steps that will help them resolve conflict in a way that teaches, rather than punishes, their children. This problem-solving framework can be applied in any situation, not just the challenging ones.
Fact Sheet on Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting
Positive Discipline is not permissive parenting and is not about punishment. It is about long-term solutions that develop children’s own self-discipline and their lifelong skills. Positive Discipline is about teaching non-violence, empathy, self-respect, human rights, and respect for others.
The Positive Discipline program is a not-for-profit program that was developed in partnership between the University of Manitoba and Save the Children Sweden. Positive Discipline is a preventive, universal, and culturally inclusive approach to parenting and working with children.
Positive discipline is non-violent and respects the child as a learner. It is an approach to teaching that helps children succeed, gives them information, and supports their growth.
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations. It can guide all interactions with children, not just the challenging ones.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees children’s protection from all forms of violence, including physical and emotional punishment. The Convention also recognizes children’s rights to respect, dignity and that all parents have the right to assistance in carrying out their important role.
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting helps parents learn how to teach children effectively, while respecting their rights.
If you are really interested to learn more, the Positive Discipline for Everyday Learning is, thankfully, downloadable as pdf. Consider it my gift to you by pointing you towards this link right here. In my opinion, attending the training is doubly more helpful than just reading about it, because you get to share the experience with parents just like you. If you would like to ask about where to access the training, I can point you to a couple of certified trainers, just leave me a message. :)
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