Online Courses and Training
New e-Course offerings blend the core principles of Conscious Discipline with practical, age-specific implementation strategies in response to the unique impacts of COVID-19.Learn More
Virtual Professional Development
Virtual coaching, training and consultation options that give you the flexibility to tailor digital content focus and depth to meet the needs of your school or district.Learn More
Premium Digital Resources
Premium Digital Resource Memberships include 1 year of access to our most requested implementation tools including videos, audio series, make-n-takes, games and more.Learn More
Browse our collection of webinars from Dr. Becky Bailey and Master and Certified Instructors on a wide range of trending topics for educators and parents.Learn More
Our Mission: The mission of Loving Guidance is to provide every adult with the inspiration, knowledge and skills to implement Conscious Discipline, improving children’s lives for generations.
Our Vision is an interconnected world of conscious adults capable of responding instead of reacting to conflict, creating safe homes, safe schools and a safe planet.
Conscious Discipline’s Commitment to the Advancement of Racial Equity
NEWS: Conscious Discipline Achieves CASEL’s SELect Program Designation
Conscious Discipline has achieved CASEL’s SELect Program designation, recognizing Conscious Discipline as a leader in impactful social and emotional learning (SEL). Conscious Discipline meets CASEL’s SELect Program designation, the highest designation for evidence-based programs, in the CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs. This designation indicates that Conscious Discipline can play a central role in a school’s approach to promoting student social and emotional learning. The CASEL Program Guide identifies well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs that offer comprehensive programming, ongoing training and support, and a demonstrated statistically significant positive impact on student behavioral outcomes and/or academic achievement.
Free COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators
It seems ironic that a virus that requires social distancing to slow its spread has drawn our attention to how intimately connected we truly are as friends, neighbors and communities. In response to COVID-19, we’ve developed over 150+ free webinars, printables, articles and more to support families and educators. You’ll find specific structures, helpful tips and practical tools that support an adult-first, child-second approach to building safety, connection and problem-solving in uncertain times.
Conscious Discipline Linked to Classroom Quality and Executive Function
An independent research study on Ohio Preschool Promise classrooms using Conscious Discipline (CD) shows the potential impact of Conscious Discipline implementation on classroom quality and children’s executive function skills. Researchers utilized CLASS scores, the CD fidelity rubric, the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Third Edition: Receptive, and the Minnesota Executive Function Scale in 45 classrooms. Results found that higher teacher fidelity to the Conscious Discipline model was associated with higher classroom quality, particularly in the Classroom Organization and Emotional Support domains. Children in classrooms with higher CD implementation fidelity had higher executive function skills in the spring, even after controlling for the overall classroom quality as measured by CLASS scores.
Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum Designated Research-Based
The Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum (CD PEC) has been designated research-based by a team of independent reviewers. With the research-based designation, PEC fulfills the parent curriculum criteria outlined by the Office of Head Start. Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor Sue Dierks said, “The designation also proves the effectiveness of the parenting curriculum. Research demonstrated that parents’ perspectives changed and new skills were developed, which led to improved parent-child relationships and decreased child behavior problems.”
Dr. Becky A. Bailey
Learn more about author, educator, child development expert and founder of Conscious Discipline, Dr. Becky Bailey.
Browse our network of Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors, each personally selected, mentored and certified by Dr. Bailey.
Podcast Episode 062
Conscious Discipline in After School Programs
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Cassie Gerst
Listen in as Dr. Becky Bailey discusses Conscious Discipline in after school programs with guest Cassie Gerst, who oversees after school programming in the Burlington Community School District. After implementing Conscious Discipline, Cassie’s after school programs saw an 89.5% reduction in office referrals, a dramatic decrease in suspensions and removals, and an increase in staff retention. Cassie explains her implementation process and offers tips for others who want to embed Conscious Discipline in their after school programs.
“Slate Run Elementary earned an “A” from the Indiana Department of Education for 2015-2016! This grade reflects our incredible growth we demonstrated on statewide ISTEP assessment. We had the highest growth in our school district (among Title I and non-Title I schools). I attribute much of this growth to our work with Conscious Discipline to create a safe, connected School Family.”
Amy Neimeier, Principal, Slate Run Elementary School New Albany, IN
“Conscious Discipline went from changing my classroom, to changing our school, to changing every facet of my life. The changes in my classroom left me speechless. Our entire school became better connected. Our parents felt they were part of a School Family. Our teachers started seeing the best in students and each other. I was able to better manage relationships with coworkers, family and friends. By rewriting my way of thinking with Conscious Discipline, I am confident that I can say, ‘I can handle this,’ no matter what comes my way.”
Kyree C., Director of Curriculum Casper, Wyoming
“I purchased violence prevention curricula for our preschool at the Center for the Homeless, but it didn’t prevent violence. Now I know why. If children don’t feel safe, no curriculum can change behavior or address deeper needs. Conscious Discipline helped us meet our goal to connect with every child and lay the groundwork for breaking the cycle of homelessness. We finally have exact and effective responses!”
Sandy W South Bend, Indiana
“We were in the terrible twos and at our wits end. We would send our son to his room and he would laugh! We couldn’t understand why he was laughing when we were so angry! Dr. Bailey helped it make sense. The key is to see misbehavior in a positive light. By choosing not to enter the power struggle, I can prevent it from escalating. He will still challenge me, but I now I have the tools to help him work through the issues he’s facing.”
Stephanie M Clearwater, Florida
“Because of Conscious Discipline, our staff sees conflict as an opportunity to teach a missing skill. The Certified Instructor we’ve partnered with has always made herself available to our School Family to discuss and solve the challenges we face at our school. Our School Family has become a better place and it is because of our Certified Instructor leading the way with her endless knowledge of Conscious Discipline!
Michele N Canajorharie New York, New York
When we began our Conscious Discipline journey during the 2017-2018 school year, our staff turnover was high, discipline referrals were even higher, and state report card grades for our three buildings were all F’s. Our staff turnover is much lower now, staff climate surveys show that our staff is much happier in their work environment, discipline referrals decreased by 19%, and our report card grades for our three buildings were a C, C and D in 2019. We will continue embracing the Conscious Discipline concepts throughout our district for the well-being of our adults and students.
Michelle Garton, Director of Teaching and Learning, North College Hill City School District Cincinnati, OH
“We believe ‘You cannot teach what you do not know.’ Conscious Discipline has been a game changer in building what we know! We are forever grateful for learning how to build compassionate classroom climates through safety, connection and problem solving. Conscious Discipline has been both an anchor and a lifeline for our teachers to know there is a better way for our children to grow and love through kindness.”
Martha S. South Carolina
“Our School Family was recognized with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s You Make a Difference Award. Our Kindergarten and First Grade Inclusion classes were the only inclusion programs recognized in Orange County, and a major part of our success was due to implementing Conscious Discipline. Our children soared socially, emotionally, and academically!”
Tiffany T Gotha, Florida
“In twenty years of working with children, I have never heard a speaker who was more enjoyable, nor one more beneficial to my profession than Dr. Bailey. Her workshop is a must for anyone working with children!”
Gayle H Lebanon, TN