What is Conscious Discipline?
Created by Dr. Becky Bailey, an internationally renowned expert in child developmental psychology, Conscious Discipline® is built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them.
The Conscious Discipline process applies equally to parents, child care givers, educators, and patient caregivers.
Teachers use the latest brain research to break out of the instinctive habit of disciplining children the same way you were disciplined as a child.
Conscious Discipline is the only program that integrates classroom management with social-emotional learning, uses everyday events as part of a school's curriculum, and addresses the adult as well as the child.
The Conscious Discipline program has been named a national model for character education by the Florida State Legislature. It has also been proven to reduce aggression by 64% while increasing reading scores by 18%; in fact, Conscious Discipline classrooms score significantly higher in statewide reading comprehension, writing, and math tests.
The method's School Family™ concept, part of the third pyramid stage, defines three essential ingredients for a school's success:
- Increasing the willingness to learn by creating a sense of belonging
- Boosting impulse control internally: a much more effective approach than an external system of punishment and rewards
- Helping children develop and apply sustained attention by reducing stress and encouraging contributions in a caring atmosphere