Resources for promoting positive discipline - in-depth resources for parents and those working with them

A Toolkit on Positive Discipline: with particular emphasis on South and Central Asia (2007 

Format: Publication

About: Toolkit (191 pages) which is designed to equip anyone who is involved with children with precise tools and concrete activities to raise disciplined children without using physical and psychological punishment. It can also be used with older children who could make use of some of the tools in their own collective efforts to prevent violence against children. Published in 2007 in Kathmandu, Nepal by Save the Children Sweden.

Languages: English

 

ABCs for Action and Advocacy:A Note On Positive Parenting and Non-Violent Discipline (2011)

Format: Publication

About: Note for action (27 pages) which aims to support religious communities and partners in promoting “positive parenting” and non-violent disciplining of children. Produced as part of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children’s three-year theme (2011-2013) “Stop Violence Against Children” with a particular emphasis on encouraging positive parenting and non-violent discipline. Published in 2011 in New York, USA by World Day of Prayer and Action.

Languages: English

 

Alternatives to Corporal Punishment: a one day training session (2010)

Format: Publication

About: Training pack (50 pages) designed to help trainers educate community members about alternatives to corporal punishment. Published in 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia by the Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia.

Languages: English

 

Beating Black Kids (2009)

Format: Publication

About: Book about not beating Black children which aims to “get Black people to act more humanely with our children to help create people who feel good about themselves and the impact they are making in the world”. Written by Asadah Kirklandand published in 2009 in the USA.

Languages: English (for purchase)

 

Childrearing without Violence: A Practical Guide for Families and Communities (2003) 

Format: Publication

About: A guide (90 pages) for use by social workers, community members, NGO staff and government employees in their work to promote non-violent childrearing. The guide promotes a type of community-based action that relies on participation and which can be employed by any relevant local organisation. The English version of the guide, aimed at countries in Southeast Asia Pacific and published in 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand by Save the Children Sweden, draws significantly on, but is not an exact translation of, the original Portuguese version, published in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Promundo and the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI).  

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

 

Educar sin Pegar es Posible y Necesario: Familias y Comunidades - Guía Metodológica (2009)

Format: Publication

About: Guide (53 pages) designed for parents to use in training other parents in positive discipline techniques and not using corporal punishment through a five session course. Created as part of the “Proyecto Erradicación del Castigo Físico, Campaña Educa Sin Pegar” (“Eradication of Physical Punishment Project, Educate without hitting campaign”) run by Fundación Paniamor. Written by María Luz Gutiérrez Chavarría and Yeimy Gabriela Flores Aguilar and published in 2009 in San José, Costa Rica by Fundación Paniamor.

Languages: Spanish

  

Educar Sin Pegar es Posible y Necesario: Líderes Religiosos – Guía Metodológica (2009)

Format: Publication

About: Guide (74 pages) for religious leaders to use to run five sessions with groups of parents which give information, including using the Bible, about not using physical punishment. Created as part of the “Proyecto Erradicación del Castigo Físico, Campaña Educa Sin Pegar” (“Eradication of Physical Punishment Project, Educate without hitting campaign”) run by Fundación Paniamor. Written by María Luz Gutiérrez Chavarría and Yeimy Gabriela Flores Aguilar and published in 2009 in San José, Costa Rica by Fundación Paniamor.

Languages: Spanish

 

Ending Corporal and Humiliating Punishments: a manual to inform and empower fathers, mothers and caregivers of children (2010)

Format: Publication

About: Manual (74 pages) providing information on corporal punishment and a series of workshops for groups of parents. Published in 2010 in Rio de Janeiro by Promundo.

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

 

Guida Pratica alla Genitorilitá Positiva: Come costruire un buon rapport genitori-figlio (2012) 

Format: Publication

About: Practical guide (60 pages) for parents on how to build a good parent-child relationship, produced as part of the Save the Children Italy “A Mani Ferme” (Hands Still) campaign against corporal punishment. Published in 2012 in Rome by Save the Children Italy.

Languages: Italian

  

Help at Hand toolkit

Format: Website (www.helpathandtoolkit.info)

About: Online toolkit which includes factsheets and activities for a variety of audiences. Aims to promote equal protection for children, including through legal reform, and to providing information to parents about alternatives to “smacking” and using a positive approach to bringing up children. Developed by ’Sdim Curo Plant!/Children Are Unbeatable! in Wales, UK.

Languages: English, Welsh

  

Helping our Children do Well in School: 10 Successful Strategies from the Parents’ Best Practices Study of the Ateneo de Manila High School

Format: Publication

About: Book containing ten principles for parenting successful, confident children, taken from the results of a study of good parenting practices by parents of children attending the Ateneo de Manila High School. Written by Queena N. Lee-Chua and Ma. Isabel Sison-Dionisio and published in 2004 in Manila.

Languages: English

 

La Crinza de Nuestros Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes: ¿Cómo Realizarla Sin Violencia? (2011) 

Format: Publication

About: Book (158 pages) about how to bring up boys, girls and adolescents without violence. Includes information about child development, parenting styles and non-punitive discipline. Written by Berna Iskandar and published in 2011 in Caracas, Venezuela by Cecodap.

Languages: Spanish

  

Lucha contra el castigo físico en la familia: manual para la formación (2004)

Format: Publication

About: Manual (203 pages) for facilitators, giving the outline of a five-session course for parents, giving information about resolving family conflict without physical punishment. Adaption for Latin America of the Educa No Pegues (“Educate, do not hit”) manual, created for Save the Children Spain, UNICEF, Ceapa and Concapa in Spain in 1999. Published in 2004 in in San José, Costa Rica by Fundación Paniamor and Save the Children.  

Languages: Spanish

 

¡No me hace caso! ¿Qué hago? (2011)

Format: Publication

About: Book providing tools for bringing children up without violence. Written by Oscar Misle and Fernando Pererira and published in 2011 in Venezuela by Cecodap.

Languages: Spanish (for purchase)

  

Positive Disciplines Training Manual (2009)

Format: Publication

About: Manual (7 parts each of 17-47 pages) containing techniques, case studies and advice for those training parents and teachers on positive discipline. Written by Le Van Hao and published in 2009 in Hanoi, Vietnam by Plan in Vietnam.

Languages: English

  

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (2013) (previously published as Positive Discipline: What it is and how to do it (2007, 2011)

Format: Publication

About: This book (334 pages)sets out the foundations and principles of positive discipline and provides exercises for parents to help them put the principles into practice. Written by Joan Durrant and published in Thailand in 2007 as Positive Discipline: What it is and how to do it by Save the Children Sweden and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children. Second edition (2011) and third edition (2013) published in Canada by the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs.

Languages: 3rd edition (2013): English; 2nd edition (2011): French; 1st edition (2007): Khmer, Russian, Thai

  

Respecting Children: a handbook on growing up without violence (2006)

Format: Publication

About: Handbook (162 pages) providing materials designed to promote non-violent relationships between children and the key adults in their lives in churches and communities. Contains eight topics which can be run as stand-alone sessions of 1 – 2 hours each or as an eight-week course. Written by the Churches’ Network for Non-violence and published in 2006 in London, UK by the United Reformed Church.

Languages: English

 

We Can Work It Out manual (2008)

Format: Publication

About: Manual (25 pages) which provides material for a half-day workshop with parents on how they can manage their children's behaviour without resorting to emotional or physical punishment. Accompanied by We Can Work It Out booklet. Published in 2008 by Save the Children.

Languages: Arabic (free), English (for purchase)

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