What is Parenting with Positive Discipline?
There are so many ways to parent. There are literally thousands of books to read, blogs to follow, podcasts to listen to, friends to hear advice from. Parents may wonder, Am I doing it the right way? The good news is that there is no one right way to do pretty much anything, and parenting is no different. Positive Discipline offers many tools, and parents can treat them like a buffet. Take what works for you, and leave the rest!
Positive Discipline is a parenting philosophy and practice designed to guide children to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. (Sounds good so far, right?) It is a global organization whose foundation is based on the Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, Cheryl Erwin, and others.
Its principles are rooted in connection, relationship, mutual respect and encouragement. Tools that follow the Positive Discipline model help children feel a sense of belonging and significance, are effective for the long-term, teach life skills, and invite children to discover how capable they are.