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What Is Positive Discipline Anyway?

In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its policy statement on discipline for the first time since 1989, taking a firm stand against the use of any corporal punishment or harsh verbal discipline.

So what do we use instead? Positive Discipline, the parenting approach developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen, provides some answers, and can give parents a wealth of techniques that are not only more effective in the long run, but are also shown by brain science to result in the best positive outcomes for our children cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

For more information on this, click below—I was recently a guest on New Day Northwest speaking about this exact thing!

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Christy Keating is a certified parent coach,  positive discipline educator, and motivational speaker. She is the founder and CEO of The Heartful Parent Collective, which includes Heartful Parent Coaching, Savvy Parents Safe Kids, and Heartful Parent Academy.

The mother of two amazing daughters, Christy strives to build a happier, healthier world - one child, one parent, and one family at a time.