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.
PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
WHY POSITIVE DISCIPLINE?
LIKE MONTESSORI EDUCATION, POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IS
BASED ON RESPECT AND TRUST IN THE CHILD.
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.
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
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.