Positive Parenting and Educating Resources

Here are a range of resources that promote positive, non-violent methods of child-raising among parents, teachers, other adults who work with children, and children and young people themselves.

We aim to only recommend resources in line with our definition of positive parenting and educating, and we favour approaches that endeavour to work in partnership with children to get the best possible outcome for them. Therefore, we do not include programmes or resources that:

  • Advocate punishment of any kind
  • Advocate consequences or sanctions that undermine children’s healthy development or breach their human rights
  • Only seek short-term behaviour modification, without regard to long-term learning, development and solutions. 
PDEP

Title

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

Publication date

2016 (Fourth edition)

Type of Resource

Manual

Languages

English and French

Positive Discipline in Everyday Teaching

Title

Positive Discipline in Everyday Teaching

Publication date

2010

Type of Resource

Briefing

Languages

English

WIPD

Title

What Is Positive Discipline?

Publication date

2010

Type of Resource

Briefing

Languages

English

Strictly Positive

Title

Strictly Positive: A Resource Guide on Positive Disciplinary Practices

Publication date

2011

Type of Resource

Manual

Languages

English

Guia practica para evitar gritos, chirlos y estereotipos

Title

Guía práctica para evitar gritos, chirlos y estereotipos

Publication date

2017

Type of Resource

Manual

Languages

Spanish

Children See Children Learn Workshop

Title

Children See Children Learn: Ready to use workshop

Publication date

2019

Type of Resource

Workshop facilitation manual

Languages

French and English

We Can Work It Out Manual

Title

We Can Work It Out

Publication date

2008

Type of Resource

Workshop facilitation manual

Languages

Arabic

Respecting Children

Title

Respecting Children: A Handbook on Growing Up without Violence

Publication date

2006

Type of Resource

Workshop facilitation manual

Languages

English

A Toolkit on Positive Discipline

Title

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

Publication date

2007

Type of Resource

Toolkit for Professionals

Languages

English

Our right to be protected from violence

Title

Our Right to be Protected from Violence

Publication date

2007

Type of Resource

Activity book for children and young people

Languages

English

From Phys Pun to Pos Dic

Title

From Physical Punishment to Positive Discipline

Type of Resource

Manual for education professionals

Languages

English

BBKs

Title

Beating Black Kids

Publication date

2009

Type of Resource

Book

Languages

English

Sans Fessee

Title

Sans fessée comment faire?

Publication date

2019

Type of Resource

Booklet

Languages

French

Colere

Title

Colère, punitions-récompenses: comment s’en sortir ?

Publication date

2019

Type of Resource

Magazine

Languages

French

UnCond Pare

Title

Unconditional Parenting

Publication date

2006

Type of Resource

Book

Languages

Available in 21 languages