Relationships between children and adults
Positive Discipline is an educational program designed to teach children and young adults how 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, skills and stages
1 Rules of conduct
Defining the rules and guidelines of a classroom / family life.
2 Establishing routines, rituals and protocols
For example: line up, hand in homework, sharpen pencils, accomplishing what is expected at home and at school daily.
Developing the ability to control or adjust emotions, cravings, impulses and actions.
Development of listening skills, ways of speaking respectfully and positive communication.
5 Mutual respect
Practicing empathy and compassion.
Becoming a more effective player in the community and learning to work together.
7 Mistakes, resolution, accountability
Appropriation of the concept: Error = learning opportunity. Discovering tools that allow actions to repair
Focusing on effort rather than focusing on perfection or the need to please others.
9 Respecting differences
Learning to respect each other's differences.
10 Discussion time in class / community / family
Meeting facilitation, working together towards a common goal, Mastering solution finding.
Interactive pedagogic workshop
In communities welcoming children:
For children : 20 to 40 minutes
Various activities to assimilate basic
Sharing ideas and open discussions
Focus on practical tools that can quickly be applied.
For professionals :
(teachers, educators, sports coaches, etc.)
Workshop or introductory conference to Positive Discipline
Support with the implementation with children
Organisation of training in the use of tools
For parents :
Conferences and workshops in small groups
Making the Positive Discipline toolbox available
Open discussions and support in solution-finding
Parent - child communication skills