Positive Discipline, Discipline through Play, and More
This Principle is not complete without reading API's Eight Principles of Parenting Introduction -- important information for understanding the context API's Principles of Parenting.
Discipline that is empathetic, loving and respectful strengthens that the connection between parent and child, while harsh or overly-punitive discipline weakens the connection. Remember that the ultimate goal of discipline is to help children develop self-control and self-discipline.
Read more about Effective Discipline via the Links Below
- Practice Positive Discipline - One of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- I would like to learn more about positive parenting in discipline. I am a bit overwhelmed. Having a book to refer to would be so divine. I love my kids and want to do the best for them.
- Read Managing Anger: What to do When You Want to Have A Tantrum by API Staff & Tricia Jalbert, API News- Spring 2000
- Research: New Studies Link Long Childcare Hours to Behavior Problems by Amy Silver
- Read Disciplining The Sensitive Child on APtly Said (blog)
- Read It’s Not Called Permissive Parenting on APtly Said
- Read more about Positive Discipline on APtly Said
- Read 3 yo hitting and biting on the API Forums
- Ask your own question on the API Positive Discipline Forum
The Attached Family
API's The Attached Family online magazine, updated weekly with articles on a variety of topics, is an extension of the quarterly The Attached Family print magazine. The following articles on Effective Discipline are accessible at no cost on The Attached Family online magazine. Please consider joining API to help support API's ability to continue providing this information.
- Quiz: Are You a Problem Parent?
- Discipline Begins at Birth
- The Age of Gentle Discipline
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital Releases Report on Physical Punishment in the U.S.
Members also receive a quarterly magazine, The Attached Family. This fall’s annual Growing Child issue focuses on the API Principle of Practicing Positive Discipline with children ages 5+.