Health & Well-Being Newsletter #4
From the TES Counselors, Librarians and Nurses
Calming the storm
We hope that the articles and resources in this edition, and in our online guide, will be of help to you.
What is mindfulness?
In this edition we want to highlight the work of Dr. Jane Nelsen and her program Positive Discipline, that aims to create positive relationships in homes and schools.
"Positive Discipline is an approach that does not include excessive control or permissiveness. Positive Discipline is based on mutual respect and cooperation and using kindness and firmness at the same time as the foundation for teaching life competencies based on an inner locus of control. We stress the importance of making a connection before correction; and involving children to focus on solutions instead of punishing for mistakes."
The guiding principle of this is that we all do better when we feel better. We are not motivated by punishment or humiliation. In fact quite the opposite can occur. Children especially do not develop positive characteristics based on the feelings and subconscious decisions they make as a result of punishment.
For a more detailed look at the power of positive discipline, click on the link below to take you to an exert from Dr. Nelsen's book Positive Discipline. We have also included a link below to a video of her discussing the five criteria for Positive Discipline With Parenting.