IRE has started learning from Conscious Discipline, a social-emotional learning program that provides a way of responding to each child’s individual needs to increase self-regulation, a sense of safety, connection, empathy, and intrinsic motivation in both children and adults. The Conscious Discipline website offers a wealth of knowledge regarding understanding and responding to children's behaviors.
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Understanding Safety, Connection, and Problem-Solving
How to Create a Daily Schedule for Young Children
"A visual daily schedule helps children know what to expect throughout the day. These schedules soothe the lowest center of the brain, the Survival State, to help us feel safe. Especially during difficult times like we’re experiencing with COVID-19, it’s important that we offer a daily schedule to our children so they know the plan for the day to help them feel safe. "
How to Give Effective Consequences Rather Than Punishments
Conscious Discipline offers solutions for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation. The goal is to help parents and schools reach and teach every child. Once instilled, these essential skills will last a lifetime and positively impact generations to come.
Instead, punishments intimidate children into compliance (or into lying and manipulating). Do we want children to behave because they’re scared of punishment and want to please us, or do we want them to behave because they’ve truly learned a better way?
Positive Discipline By Jane Nelson
The Whole-Brain Child By Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Parenting from the Inside Out By Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Parenting with Love and Logic By Foster Cline and Jim Fay