Resources for promoting positive discipline - summary resources for parents

Alice Miller website

Format: Website (www.alice-miller.com)

About: Website containing articles and details of books by Alice Miller (1923 – 2010), an internationally recognised expert on the causes and effects of child abuse including physical punishment, and on violence and its cost to society.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

 

Alternatives to Corporal Punishment Comic 1 (2010)

Format: Publication

About: First of two comics advising parents about alternatives to corporal punishment. Published in 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia by the Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia.

Languages: English

 

Alternatives to Corporal Punishment Comic 2 (2010)

Format: Publication

About: Second of two comics advising parents about alternatives to corporal punishment. Published in 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia by the Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia.

Languages: English

 

Alternatives to Smacking Children

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet advising parents about why smacking is a bad idea and alternatives to it. Published by NAPCAN Australia.

Languages: English

 

Basic Facts About Corporal Punishment (2010)

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet (1 page) giving facts about corporal punishment and suggesting alternatives to it. Published in 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia by the Legal Assistance Centre.

Languages: English, Otjiwambo

 

Comment Faire Sans Fessée? (2010)

Format: Video

About: Television show about how to do without smacking, with family consultant Catherine Dumonteil-Kremer and guests, broadcast in 2010.

Languages: French

 

Discipline and Punishment

Format: Publication

About: Chapter of Eli Newberger’s book The men they will become: the nature and nurture of male character. It offers a critical perspective on corporal punishment and its effects on boys, and on some of the alternatives available, and introduces “Inductive Discipline”, which builds on the loving relationship between adult and child, the distinction between feelings and behaviour, and the importance of reason in setting rules that are acceptable to boys.

Languages: English

 

Empathic Parenting website

Format: Website (www.empathicparenting.org)

About: Website of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children which promotes the concept of empathic parenting.

Languages: English

 

Encouraging Better Behaviour

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet (11 pages) for parents on positive discipline. Published in London, UK by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Languages: English

 

Gentle Christian Mothers website: Gentle Discipline section

Format: Website (www.gentlechristianmothers.com/topics/gentlediscipline.php)

About: Website promoting the use of “gentle discipline” through articles and a forum.

Languages: English

 

How to Manage your Child’s Behaviour without Smacking

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet giving parents tip on managing their children’s behaviour without smacking. Published in Sydney, Australia in 2013 by the Royal Australasian College of Paediatricians.

Languages: English

 

Keeping Your Cool

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet (11 pages) for parents on managing stress and anger. Published in London, UK by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Languages: English

 

Natural Child Project

Format: Website (www.naturalchild.org)

About: Website containing articles promoting compassionate parenting and natural learning, including many on “gentle guidance” of children.

Languages: English

 

Parenting in Jesus’ Footsteps

Format: Website(www.parentinginjesusfootsteps.org)

About: Website which examines the teachings of Jesus Christ and applies them to the parent/child relationship, including promoting the use of gentle discipline and ending the use of corporal punishment.

Languages: English

 

Parenting with Love (2009)

Format: Publication

About: Feature (16 pages) in Hinduism Today magazine providing an introduction to positive discipline and giving “14 proven strategies for raising children without blame, shame or pain”. Written by Jane Nelsen and published in 2009 in Hawaii, USA by the Himalayan Academy.

Languages: English, French

 

Parenting without Beating your Children

Format: Publication

About: Booklet (14 pages) giving information about positive parenting and the harmful effects of physical punishment, distributed to parents in Serbia as part of a comprehensive campaigns for law reform. Written by the Office of the Ombudsman and published by the Office of the Ombudsman and UNICEF Serbia.

Language: Serbian

 

Parenting without Punishing

Format: Website (www.nopunish.net

About: Website containing a book and articles by Norm Lee, who has developed an approach to parenting which he calls the “New Non-Punitive Parenting Paradigm” (NN-PPP), based on the principles of respect for children as thinking and feeling human beings with full membership in the family and on “Democratic Discipline”. 

Languages: English

 

Positive Discipline: What it is and how to do it summary (2007)

Format: Publication

About: Four-page summary of the manual Positive Discipline: What it is and how to do it, written by Joan Durrant and published in 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand by Save the Children Sweden and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.

Languages: English, Estonian

 

Positive Parenting (www.positiveparenting.com)

Format: Website

About: Website giving advice on positive parenting, including alternatives to corporal punishment.

Languages: English

 

Positive Parenting: Give your child the best start in life (2007)

Format: Publication

About: One-page leaflet which discusses how positive parenting encourages better behaviour and why smacking is harmful to children, created as part of a project promoting child protection and positive parenting in madresseahs and Islamic part-time schools. Written by Shakeel Hafez and published in 2007 in the UK by Kirklees Metropolitan Council. 

Languages: English, Urdu

 

Powerful Parenting (2013)

Format: Publication

About: Booklet (10 pages) containing the illustrated story of a couple discussing and deciding on non-violent discipline. Written by Al Crowell and published in 2013 by the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children.

Languages: English, Spanish

 

Quisiera que me hicieran caso, sin necesidad de pegarles… (2007)

Format: Publication

About: Booklet (16 pages) for parents, telling the story of an older parent advising a younger parent on how to make sure that her children listen to her without hitting them. 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 Paulina Saavedra Quiroga y María Luz Gutiérrez Chavarría and published in 2007 in San José, Costa Rica by Fundación Paniamor.

Languages: Spanish

 

Raising Children as Good Hindus (2005)

Format: Publication

About: Feature (16 pages) in Hinduism Today magazine on Hindu childrearing, including using positive discipline. Written by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and published in 2005 in Hawaii, USA by the Himalayan Academy.

Languages: English

 

Religious Child Maltreatment

Format: Website (www.religiouschildmaltreatment.com)

About: Website which seeks to provide information about “religious child maltreatment”, including corporal punishment.

Languages: English

 

Saprema Vyavaharah: Positive Discipline (2002)

Format: Publication

About: Chapter of the book Living with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Culture, available online. Provides seven lessons on positive discipline, one for each day of the week. Written by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and published in 2002 in Hawaii, USA by the Himalayan Academy.

Languages: English

 

Serie de Folletos: Educa sin Pegar – información para madres y padres

Format: Publication

About: Series of leaflets (2 pages) for parents on: physical punishment, being a child, being a parent, bringing up children and family conflict. Published in San José, Costa Rica by Fundación Paniamor.

Languages: Spanish

 

Spare the Kids

Format: Website (www.sparethekids.com)

About: The mission of Spare the Kids is to provide Black parents, families and communities in the USA with a full range of alternatives to corporal punishment. Spare the Kids provides workshops, cartoons, a blog and a problem page on non-violent discipline.

Languages: English

 

Strategies with Kids: Information for Parents (SKIP) website

Format: Website (www.skip.org.nz)

About: Website created by the New Zealand government to provide support, information and parenting strategies for parents and caregivers of 0-5 year olds. Includes pamphlets and booklets on managing behaviour and other parenting issues.

Languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Māori, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan

 

Supporting the Youth and Strengthening Families

Format: Publication

About: Leaflet (3 pages) containing parenting tips, published by the Sikh Awareness Society.

Languages: English

 

We Can Work It Out booklet (2008)

Format: Publication

About: Booklet (13 pages) for parents which gives advice on how to develop children's co-operation and self-discipline without resorting to smacking. Accompanied by We Can Work It Out manual. Published in 2008 by Save the Children.

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

 

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