"When parents continue to dress their children after the age of three, they are robbing them of developing a sense of responsibility, self-sufficiency, and self-confidence. They are less likely to develop the belief that they are capable. Instead they feel a sense of belonging when others do things for them." - Jane Nelsen
Dr. Alfred Adler
Positive Discipline courses are designed to support parents, and others who work with children, in teaching self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem-solving skills to the young ones in their care.
We should learn to see with the eyes of a child, to hear with the ears of a child and to feel with the heart of a child. -Alfred Adler
A child needs encouragement as a plant needs water. -Rudolf Dreikurs
The 5 criteria for effective discipline (by Jane Nelsen):
Helps children feel a sense of connection (belonging and significance).
Is mutually respectful and encouraging (kind and firm at the same time).
Is effective long-term (takes into account what the child is thinking, feeling and deciding about him- or herself and about the world - and what he or she has to do in the future in order to survive or thrive).
Teaches important social and life skills (respect, caring for others, problem-solving and cooperation, as well as the ability to contribute to the larger communities in which they live).
Invites children to discover how capable they are (strengthens the constructive use of personal power and autonomy).