The challenges of parenting are many but trustworthy advice on how best to meet these challenges is rare. Positive Discipline is the only method I know of that works in the long term, makes sense and is mutually respectful and encouraging to both children and adults alike.
Positive Discipline is an encouragement parenting model based on the best selling series of books by Dr. Jane Nelsen. Building on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, it is designed to help parents better understand their children and what motivates them, in order to help improve family communication and cooperation.
Fionnuala Hoffmann, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Berlin, 2016
Where does Positive discipline come from?
Dr. Alfred adler
1870 - 1937
Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist and founder of Adlerian psychology, also known as individual psychology.
"A child's greatest motivation in life is the desire to belong"
"Cooperation is the most important thing for living"
"Parents should understand before everything else that children must learn to look after their own responsibilities without interference. Children should be given their own responsibilities. Children should be treated as equals"
Dr. rudolf dreikurs
1897 - 1972
Austrian psychiatrist and educator who developed Alfred Adler's system of Individual psychology into a pragmatic method for understanding child behaviour.
"Children need encouragement just as plants need water"
"If we want to help a child change his direction we must understand what makes him move"
Dr. Jane nelsen
American licensed Marriage, Family and Child counselor and author of the internationally renowned Positive Discipline series.
"Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?"
"Mistakes are wonderful opportunities to learn"