Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting



Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children & Save the Children Sweden

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This handbook is a response to the 2006 World Report on Violence against Children, a global study of violence against children carried out by the United Nations, which found that maltreatment occurs in children’s homes in every country of the world, often based in long-held cultural practices as well as a lack of awareness of children’s human rights. The report recommended changing cultural practices that contribute to violence against children (including the elimination of corporal punishment), promoting non-violent communication and relationships with children and building parents’ skills in non-violent discipline, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

“Positive discipline” is non-violent and respectful of the child as a learner. It is an approach to teaching that helps children succeed, gives them information, and supports their growth. This handbook, based on findings of decades of research that has taught us a great deal about how children develop and about effective parenting, shows parents how they can teach their children while respecting their human rights.

This is the third edition of the handbook. It was originally published in 2007 as "Positive Discipline: What it is and how to do it". Second edition 2011.

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