Molly Henry

Belonging and significance, our greatest need, is at the core of both Positive Discipline and Montessori. We provide hands-on tools for parents and teachers to bring kind and firm discipline to homes and classrooms. I'm so thankful that Abintra is able to provide this support for families and staff.

MOLLY HENRY,

PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

WHY POSITIVE DISCIPLINE?

LIKE MONTESSORI EDUCATION, POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IS

BASED ON RESPECT AND TRUST IN THE CHILD.

Positive Discipline:

  • Combines kindness and firmness

  • Provides hands-on parenting and teaching tools

  • Recognizes stages of child development

  • Provides a common language and framework for discipline

  • Offers consistency between home and school

This discipline philosophy is based largely on the principles developed by Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikers, which have been explained thoroughly in a series of books authored and co-authored by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. and Lynn Lott M.F.C.C. (founders of the Positive Discipline Association). Positive Discipline is part of the fabric of daily life at Abintra and is carried out by all staff members through very practical means.

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Student and teacher working outside

BUILDING YOUR TOOLBOX

CHILDREN DON'T ARRIVE IN PARENTS' LIVES WITH

A HANDBOOK OR AN OWNER'S MANUAL.

Positive Discipline provides practical parenting tools, such as

  • Limited choices

  • Encouragement

  • Positive Time Out

  • Natural consequences to teach lessons

  • Solutions, rather than punishment

  • Community or family meetings

Positive Discipline classes, which are offered throughout the year and address a variety of stages of childhood development, give parents a better understanding of the classroom language at Abintra, provide hands-on discipline tools, and build strong patterns of communication within families.

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