Resources and Related Links
Introduction to Positive Discipline: How to Raise Remarkable Kids
This online series is an introduction to Positive Discipline. The course offers information on eleven topics covering the basic foundation of Positive Discipline and how these practices are backed by latest brain and child development science. Each topic is delivered via videos (under 5 mins each), showing you real parents and children practicing the tools. It's also chock full of resources and action plans. You can spend as much or as little time as you have diving into the material. (We know every spare minute is precious as a parent.)
Information for 2 different age groups is offered: Toddler & Preschooler (Infant and Waddler series coming soon).
From the Positive Discipline Association Web site:
The Positive Discipline Association promotes and encourages the development of life skills and respectful relationships in families, schools, businesses and community systems.
The Association's philosophy is partly based upon the writings of the Austrian medical doctor and psychologist, Alfred Adler (February 7, 1870 - May 28, 1937), who was the inspiration for what came to be known as the school of individual psychology. Adler's theories are based upon the conviction that human beings are fundamentally equal and devoted to personal authenticity by a primordial desire for self-affirmation and social connectedness.
Adler's works include (links to amazon.com):
The Association's Web site offers research articles, information about teleconferences, workshops, classes and training for teachers and parents. You can also find information about the Association's Certification Program.
NASAP is an organization for those interested in professional applications of the concepts and theories of Adlerian Psychology. The Society promotes academic research, writing and procedural development that promotes and advances the relevance of Alder's philosophy.
This Web site offers books, ebooks, newsletters, CDs, DVDs, smart phone apps and other tools for parents, teachers and other facilitators interested in the Positive Discipline approach toward child development, learning and lifelong psychological health. Articles by Jane Nelsen, Roslyn Duffy, Cheryl Erwin and other Certified Positive Discipline Trainers are available, as well as current information about upcoming workshops, parenting classes, seminars and other events.
Sound Discipline is a Seattle nonprofit organization that works with schools, parents and educators from a Positive Discipline perspective.
From the Sound Discipline Web site:
Sound Discipline offers workshops, coaching, resources and support for school administrators, school staff, parenting educators, youth workers, and families. We use research based methods to teach social and emotional skills to build strong character and to foster equity and democracy in our community.
Our whole school model builds an inclusive and socially competent learning community over three years. Each school adapts the program to its own culture and challenges within a clear framework to meet its long term goals. Schools monitor their own progress with regular data evaluations.