Conscious Discipline is a leader in classroom management and provides a transformational, whole-school solution for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation.Learn More
We equip educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.
Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families.Learn More
Mental Health Specialists
Conscious Discipline uses everyday events to cultivate emotional intelligence through a self-regulation program integrating social-emotional learning and discipline.Learn More
NEW: Results of Conscious Discipline Parenting Education Curriculum Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
The peer-reviewed Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning (JRIT&L) has published a Child Trends study describing changes in parental attitudes and behaviors following participation in Conscious Discipline’s Parent Education Curriculum. The 2018 descriptive study featured in the journal demonstrated changed perspectives and new skills among parents, improved parent-child relationships and decreased child behavior problems. It indicated that these changes were sustainable over time and that addressing the social emotional needs of adults is a viable step toward helping children improve their social skills and emotional regulation.
Conscious Discipline Advanced Institute 2020
The 2020 Conscious Discipline Advanced Institute is available for registration only, based on the recommendation of a Certified or...View Event
Save the Date for Session A: Summer Institute 2020, Infant / Toddler (0-3)
Registration for Session A will open mid November 2019. Satellite locations will be announced in early 2020. Please check...View Event
Save the Date for Session B: Summer Institute 2020
Registration for Session B will open mid November 2019. Satellite locations will be announced in early 2020. Please check...View Event
Save the Date for Session C: Summer Institute 2020
Registration for Session C will open mid November 2019. Satellite locations will be announced in early 2020. Please check...View Event
Building Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms and Schools
7 Strategies for Teachers and Administrators Almost half of the children in the United States are suffering one or...View Event
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.
Conscious Discipline Excels in Harvard Analysis of Top 25 SEL Programs
In a study published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and funded by The Wallace Foundation, Conscious Discipline was found to be one of only three SEL programs that focuses 75% or more of its content on Emotion/Behavior Regulation and Emotion Knowledge/Expression, and one of only 13 programs that focuses 50% or more its content on Interpersonal Skills. Conscious Discipline received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories. The study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”
Podcast Episode 055
Consequences vs. Punishments with High School Students
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Steve Hummer
In this episode, high school Social Studies teacher and Certified Instructor Steve Hummer shares how and why he uses consequences instead of punishments with his high school students. He also explains that he has found relationship-building and natural consequences to be far more effective than punishments, which often stigmatize children as bad and rarely deter them from repeating misbehavior. Learn alternative strategies to “punishment for the sake of punishment” that make a lasting positive difference with high school students.
“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
“Our Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor has conducted multiple Conscious Discipline workshops at our preschool. She has taught us how to use Conscious Discipline, and more importantly has helped us understand why this approach works and why the connections we are creating are so essential to the development of our children. This is a tremendous resource for parents and educators who wish to meet the social and emotional needs of children.”
Angie K., Preschool Director Cary, North Carolina
“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