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Why Children Misbehave and How to Encourage Behavior Change

Dr. Jane Nelsen and Jeff Goelitz

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Recent research shows children typically are “hardwired” at birth for connecting with people, and they feel a sense of connection with their communities, families and schools they’re less likely to misbehave.

Dr. Jane Nelsen, author or co-author of the titles in the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a proven expert in the field. Nelsen explains that the Positive Discipline Program is based on the understanding that “discipline must be taught” and “discipline teaches.” It is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities.

Now Nelsen will share her knowledge and experience in Why Children Misbehave and How to Encourage Behavior Change, a webinar sponsored by the HeartMath Institute. Among the topics she will discuss are the five criteria of Effective Discipline That Teaches:

  • Is it kind and firm simultaneously?
  • Does it help children feel a sense of belonging and significance?
  • Is it effective in the long-term?
  • Does it teach valuable social and life skills for good character?
  • Does it invite children to discover how capable they are and to use their personal power in constructive ways?