What is the program about?

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.

It's about:

  • clear communication
  • 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.