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Positive Discipline

in community

Positive Discipline is an educational program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline parenting books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, the program teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Educating with Positive Discipline means being kind and firm at the same time, which is effective long-term and helps children feel a connection — a sense of belonging and significance. 


Objectifs, thèmes et étapes

1 Rules of conduct

Defining  the rules of life and guidelines in a group and family,

2 Putting into place the routines, rituals and protocols

For example: line up, hand in homework, sharpen pencils, accomplishing what is expected  at home and at school daily.

3 Self-regulation

Development of the ability to control or adjust emotions, cravings, impulses and actions.

4 Communication

Development of listening skills, respectful expression and positive communication.

5 Mutual respect

Practice empathy and compassion.

6 Cooperation

Become a more effective player in the community and learn to work together.

7 Errors, repair, accountability

Appropriation of the concept: Error = learning opportunity. Discovering tools that allow actions to repair

8 Encouragement

Focus on effort rather than focusing on perfection or the need to please others. 9 Respect of differences

Learning to respect each other's differences.

10 Discussion time in class / community / family

Meeting facilitation, working together towards a common goal, Master solution finding.


Activity of interactif pedagogic workshop

In communities welcoming children:

For children : 20 to 40 minutes

  • Various activities to assimilate  basic 
    psycho-social  skills

  • Exchanges and discussions

  • Perspective of concrete applications

For professionals :

(teachers, facilitators, sports coaches, etc.)

  • Workshop or introductory conference to Positive Discipline

  • Support with the implementation with children

  • Organization of training in the use of tools




For parents :

Conferences and workshops in small groups

  • Making the Positive Discipline toolbox available

  • Debate and research of solutions together 

  • Parent / child communication skills