Positive Discipline

Managing children’s behavior is an area of parenting that can cause much stress, frustration, and confusion for parents. By understanding what positive discipline is and how to use it, you can begin to see the benefits for you and your child in better behavior and a better relationship.

What You Will Learn in this Course


General information about positive discipline, what it is, how it differs from punishment, the features of positive discipline, and the role of mutual respect.


How positive parental approaches to discipline impact children’s behavior, socialization, academic achievement, and sense of well-being.


Understanding the characteristics of positive discipline.


Effective strategies to help parents and teachers practice positive discipline.

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