Positive discipline resources

Here you can find a wide range of resources for the promotion of positive, non-violent discipline among parents, teachers, other adults who work with children and children and young people themselves.

Law reform to prohibit all corporal punishment of children is a human rights imperative. Prohibition cannot wait for a transformation in traditional attitudes and practices but should be seen as the foundation for that transformation. The promotion of law reform, awareness raising about children’s right to protection and, where reform has been achieved, awareness raising about the law should go hand in hand with the promotion of positive, non-violent and respectful relationships with children in all settings of their lives.

While civil society organisations can and do raise awareness about children’s right to protection and about positive discipline, ultimately, governments should take responsibility for this process, including through providing education and training for parents and professionals. For more information on promoting positive discipline in conjunction with promoting law reform, see the Global Initiative’s Campaigns Manual (2010).

Summary resources for parents

Useful for all caregivers, including extended family members and foster carers

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In-depth resources for parents

Primarily focussed on education settings, but could also apply in other settings

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Resources for children and young people and those working with them

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Summary resources for teachers

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In-depth resources for schools

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Resources for professionals

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