Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive evidence-based self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline.
Transformative, brain-based and practical
Seven Skills of Discipline: Provides adults with the seven discipline skills needed to effectively transform any problem into a life lesson.
(emerges from powers)
|Life / Communication Skills||Value|
|Encouragement||Pro-social skills (kindness, caring, helpfulness)||Interdependence, optimism, gratitude|
|Respect for self
|Empathy||Emotional regulation, perspective taking||Honoring diversity, honesty|
|Consequences||Learn from your mistakes||Responsibility|
Seven Powers for Conscious Adults: Perceptual shift that empowers us to see discipline encounters as an opportunity to teach new skills.
- Power of Perception: No one can make you angry without your permission.
Goal: Take responsibility for our own upset and, in turn, teach children to be responsible for their own behavior.
2. Power of Unity: We are all in this together.
Goal: To perceive compassionately, and offer compassion to others and to ourselves.
3. Power of Attention: What we focus on, we get more of. When we are upset, we are always focused on what we don’t want.
Goal: To create images of expected behavior in a child’s brain.
4. Power of Free Will: The only person you can make change is yourself.
Goal: Learning to connect and guide instead of force and coerce.
5. Power of Acceptance: The moment is as it is.
Goal: To learn to respond to what life offers instead of attempting to make the world go our way.
6.Power of Love: See the best in others.
Goal: Seeing the best in others keeps us in the higher centers of our brain so we can consciously respond instead of unconsciously react to life events.
7. Power of Intention: Mistakes are opportunities to learn.
Goal: To teach a new skill rather than punishing others for lacking skills we think they should possess by now.
Brain State Model: Addresses internal state first, using a neurodevelopmental brain model, so adults and children may learn to self – regulate effectively.
L ⇒ Language Facilitation
O⇒ Organizing Play
V⇒ Visual Supports
E⇒ Engaging all learners
- Model your expectation
- Add pictures
- Practice a lot