positive discipline book cover“Positive Discipline” – Dr Jane Nelsen.  The key to positive discipline is mutual respect.  Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager can learn creative co-operation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.

The feedback from parents to whom we have recommended this excellent book has been extremely positive and some have further recommended it to friends with children.

Available at good booksellers.

Martial arts is a commonly looked-to solution for parents, given the perception that there is a high level of discipline applied.  However, there are different approaches within this field, and with vastly differing results.  For a view on one part of how we approach this, see our article on Self-discipline.