Results For: PARENTS

Crosswalk: How Conscious Discipline and FLIP IT Partner to Support Self-Regulation

This download aligns Conscious Discipline with the FLIP IT® strategy developed by the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. FLIP stands for Feelings, Limits, Inquiries and Prompts. The goal is to help children become emotionally aware problem-solvers with lifelong healthy coping skills, making the strategy an excellent complement to Conscious Discipline practices. Age Adults Helps with […]

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Navigating Lockdowns

Navigating Lockdowns

Although many schools require lockdowns as a safety measure, they often trigger anxiety and even trauma for students. Children who are regularly exposed to frightening circumstances may experience depression, poor sleep, ongoing anxiety and worsening academic performance. As educators, how can we prepare children for a life or death scenario and optimal learning at the […]

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Elevate Breakout: Partnering with Families for Success

2018 Breakout Session: Partnering with Families for Success

Learn specific strategies for sharing Conscious Discipline with parents, empowering children and families to experience increased success. Session Facilitator Certified Instructor Amy Zolessi Age Adults Helps With Building a positive school-home connection Use Resource for teachers and administrators Format Video session Accompanying PDF Materials Video Printed copy of PDF Pen or pencil for notes Related […]

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Elevate Keynote: Planting Seeds of Love in Hurting Hearts

2018 Keynote: Planting Seeds of Love in Hurting Hearts

Watch as Master Instructor Jill Molli describes how to use the Power of Love and the Skill of Positive Intent to reach oppositional and aggressive children. Gain inspiration to see the best in children, shift from getting to giving, and build connection that encourages cooperation. Session Facilitators Master Instructor Jill Molli Age Adults Helps With […]

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Elevate Keynote: Consequences vs. Punishments and Rewards

2018 Keynote: Consequences vs. Punishments and Rewards

Join Dr. Becky Bailey to learn the essential foundation and key ingredients for effective consequences. You’ll also discover the three types of consequences, including in-depth-guidance on how and when to facilitate them. Session Facilitator Dr. Becky Bailey Age Adults Helps With Facilitating effective consequences Use Resource for teachers, administrators, and parents Format Video session Accompanying […]

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English – Spanish Glossary

English – Spanish Glossary

This glossary provides an English-Spanish translation of Conscious Discipline skills, powers, structures, products, and commonly used words and phrases. We hope you find this glossary helpful as you continue or begin your Conscious Discipline journey! Age Adults Helps With Learning the basics of Conscious Discipline Translating common Conscious Discipline terms into Spanish Use Tool for […]

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Greeter Board & Safekeeper

Greeter Board & Safekeeper

Our fun, colorful Greeter Board helps you set the tone for a cooperative day of learning and connection. The accompanying Safekeeper Box labels reinforce your job as the Safekeeper of your classroom, giving the children in your care a felt sense of safety. Age 2 (with help) and up Helps with Establishing a Felt Sense […]

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Choices Board for Greetings

Choices Board for Greetings

Set the tone for a fun, cooperative day of learning with our choice board for greetings. Children can choose how they would like to be greeted from a variety of options, including Smile, Handshake, Peek-A-Boo, and Happy Dance. Use the blank cards to create playful greetings of your own! Age 2 (with help) and up […]

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I Love My Grandparent

I Love My Grandparent

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are quarantining with their immediate families. This means socially distancing from other loved ones, often including grandparents. For children, this period of extended separation can generate big emotions like sadness, anger, fear and anxiety. We can help soothe these feelings through calm, reassuring empathy and age-appropriate information. […]

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Introducing the Power of Perception and the Skill of Composure to Parents

Introducing the Power of Perception and the Skill of Composure to Parents

My name is Anne Hoff. I am a parent, a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and a mental health consultant in a therapeutic preschool classroom. With our school’s sudden shift to distance learning due to COVID-19, I thought it would be helpful to reach out to the parents of the children in our program to support […]

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Navigating Lockdowns 5 Key Takeaways for Parents

Navigating Lockdowns: 5 Key Takeaways for Parents

This article was adapted from the podcast episode Navigating Lockdowns from a Student and Parent Perspective with Dr. Becky Bailey, parent Nicole Mercer, and high school student Hannah Mercer. Read more about how to manage lockdowns in Dr. Becky Bailey’s article, Navigating Lockdowns: How to Reduce Anxiety and Restore Safety.  As parents went back-to-school shopping […]

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Managing "Scared" at the Start of School: How Parents and Teachers Can Help

Managing “Scared” at the Start of School: How Parents and Teachers Can Help

The start of school can be scary for students, parents and staff. How do we manage this powerful feeling of scared? Understanding this feeling is important as we adjust to the first few months of the new school year. “Scared” wants us to be safe, so facing the unknown can trigger this feeling. Feeling scared […]

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Conscious Discipline Hosts Events to Sharpen Social Emotional Learning Practices with Educators and Parents

Elevate Social Emotional Learning Conference and Family Camp with Shubert Hosted in Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. (August 7, 2018) Social and emotional learning (SEL) gives children and adults the skills to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, and hold a positive view of themselves and the world around them. To support teachers and parents in teaching critical SEL […]

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CD for Parents: Teaching Children How to Follow Directions

Teaching children how to follow directions can be a frustrating endeavor. One reason is that we rarely break directions into a simple step-by-step process. Often, we rattle off directions to our children and expect them to immediately get with the program. In education, teachers are taught how to scaffold lessons to ensure student success. Scaffolding […]

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Mom Tricycle

CD for Parents: It’s Your Choice – Love or Fear

Do you ever wonder why you do certain things, like why do you reward yourself with a piece of cake or a new pair of shoes for being a responsible citizen? Why did I just eat two pieces of chocolate cake for just making a good grade? Well, today I got a glimpse of where […]

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Hijack

CD for Parents: Stop Hijacking Natural Consequences

This is a confession! Yep, I hijacked a natural consequence. It’s reported that confession is good for the soul. Just maybe it will be good for someone else also. In 1982, my oldest son was in third grade. He returned home from school one day and announced that he had a project due the next […]

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Consequences

CD for Parents: Consequences Are My Friend!

Consequences were not my friend for most of my life, not for me, not for my children. Consequences eluded me most of the time that my children were growing up. I believe that’s due most in part because of how I was parented. Consequences, punishments, feeling bad were the name of the game. Thankfully, my […]

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Bully

CD for Parents: How Do I Respond When Other Children Are Being Mean to Mine?

“Sometimes when we are around family members or friends who do not have consistent behavior expectations for their children, their child has a tendency to be mean to my child. My first reaction is for “Mama Bear” to come out and jump all over that child. Usually though, I do nothing. What would be an […]

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Podcast

Special Episode: EdsUp! Podcast featuring Dr. Becky Bailey

Special Episode: EdsUp! Podcast featuring Dr. Becky Bailey Episode Summary Dr. Becky Bailey was recently featured on Episode 21 of the EdsUp! podcast. EdsUp! is produced by the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi and hosted by Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove. The podcast focuses on […]

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Shifting from Punishment to Discipline

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Christiaan Baarsma Episode Summary Punishment is defined as the infliction of pain or loss upon a person for a misdeed. Research shows that when children are physically or verbally punished, effects include increased child aggression, increased antisocial behavior, reduced academic achievement, decreased quality […]

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Creating Optimal Relationships for Optimal Learning

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest J.C. Commander Episode Summary At its core, Conscious Discipline is a relationship program. Our brain is a social brain that develops through relationships. To change the brain for optimal learning, we must create optimal relationships. No matter how you choose to weave Conscious […]

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Conscious Discipline Implementation at a Migrant Head Start Program

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Gilda Gonzalez Episode Summary Migrant farmworkers in the United States face many unique challenges. They earn an average total income of $15,000-$17,500 while working 10-12 hours a day for six days a week. Due to these long hours, parents have little quality time […]

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How to Successfully Implement Conscious Discipline in Charter Schools

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Jill Molli, and special guest Lindsey Merrick Episode Summary Charter schools, or independently run public schools, have increased flexibility over operations. While this additional freedom is exciting, it often comes with its own unique challenges. In this episode, Certified Instructor and charter school administrator Lindsey Merrick […]

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Build School-Home Connections with a Traveling Shubert

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Celeste Finnegan Episode Summary When Conscious Discipline is practiced both at school and at home, it becomes even more effective. Of course, limited time and busy schedules make it difficult to teach the principles, powers, and structures of Conscious Discipline to all families. […]

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Will Conscious Discipline Work in My Country?

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Suad Al-Salem Episode Summary People often ask, “Is Conscious Discipline culturally sensitive?” and “Will Conscious Discipline work in my country?” The answer to both questions is, “Yes.” Conscious Discipline is brain-based and rooted in neuroscience. It’s also built on the Power of Unity, […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guests Jill and Meg Molli Episode Summary Setting healthy boundaries is a vital skill that protects our identities and self-esteem. Without healthy boundaries, we open the door for others to determine our thoughts, feelings, and needs, losing a sense of self. Strong boundaries give […]

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Creating Healthy Marriages with Conscious Discipline

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Kim Hughes Episode Summary Conscious Discipline is not just for schools, teachers, and parents. It’s for any adult who wants stronger, healthier relationships. The core values of Conscious Discipline—like connection, communication, and empathy—are key to any relationship, including marriage. In this episode, Conscious […]

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When Parents Are Away: Supporting Children of Emergency Personnel

When Parents Are Away: Supporting Children of Emergency Personnel

When Parents Are Away: Supporting Children of Emergency Personnel When parents are called to their workplaces during an emergency, they often entrust their children to family members, friends or childcare professionals. Learn how basic strategies from Conscious Discipline can help these caregivers provide essential safety and comfort during this difficult experience. Healthy attachment can make […]

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Resilience in Uncertain Times

Resilience in Uncertain Times

Resilience in Uncertain Times Grappling with uncertain times and situations beyond our control is both challenging and stressful. Fortunately, Conscious Discipline gives us tools to pick up the pieces and put ourselves back together when things are not going our way. As Selwaan says, “Remember this is not forever. This is a hiccup in life; […]

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Responding to Disruptive Younger Children at Home

Responding to Disruptive Younger Children at Home

Responding to Disruptive Younger Children at Home As families work and learn from home in response to COVID-19, one common challenge for both parents and older children is frequent disruption from younger children. First, it’s important to recognize that these interruptions are typically either a call for help or a call for connection. Children either […]

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Focusing on the Positive While Sheltering in Place

Focusing on the Positive While Sheltering in Place

Amy Speidel on Co-Existing in Close Quarters – An Interview with Susan Borison from Your Teen, For Parents As most families look ahead to several more weeks of sheltering in place, conversations are shifting. In this helpful interview with Susan Borison from Your Teen Media, For Parents, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Amy Speidel offers advice […]

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Candid Conversations: Managing What’s Beyond Our Control (Episode 2)

Candid Conversations: Managing What’s Beyond Our Control (Episode 2)

Candid Conversations: Managing What’s Beyond Our Control (Episode 2) Dr. Becky Bailey offers insights and problem solving for everyday challenges with special guests in the Candid Conversations webinar series. Kyndal Easter, this episode’s guest, shares her experience of being 39 weeks pregnant and an Assistant Principal for a primary school in the context of COVID-19. […]

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Candid Conversations - Episode 1: Self-Care During COVID-19

Candid Conversations: Self-Care During COVID-19 (Episode 1)

Candid Conversations: Self-Care During COVID-19 (Episode 1) Dr. Becky Bailey offers insights and problem solving for everyday challenges with special guests in the Candid Conversations webinar series. Becky Ash, this episode’s guest, shares her experience as a middle school principal and parent of three, navigating stay-at-home orders and distance learning as both a parent and […]

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Understanding Safety, Connection and Problem Solving

Understanding Safety, Connection and Problem Solving

Understanding Safety, Connection and Problem Solving Join Dr. Becky Bailey to discover how the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model can help you decode children’s behavior and respond effectively to their needs, especially during stressful times such as these. Providing safety and connection is an adult-first endeavor that is essential to children’s wellbeing and brain function. […]

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Connecting Home and School with Parent Nights

Connecting Home and School with Parent Nights

Webinars From the Field: Connecting Home and School with Parent Nights With Karen Hickman Parent Nights are an excellent strategy to bring parents into your School Family and share information about Conscious Discipline. But planning and hosting Parent Nights can be challenging. She explains how involving children helps increase involvement from the parents, shares visuals […]

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Tools for your Parenting Toolbox

Tools for your Parenting Toolbox

Webinar: Tools for your Parenting Tool Box “Unless we make a conscious effort to do things differently, we will parent as we were parented and discipline as we were disciplined.” -Dr. Becky Bailey We all have default, go-to tools in our parenting toolbox. Your tools were passed down from your parents, who learned them from […]

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Positive Parenting Conference Features Dr. Bailey

Dr. Bailey Featured in Positive Parenting Conference

May 2018 The Positive Parenting Conference hosted by www.AFineParent.com featured 20 headliners, including Dr. Tina Bryson, co-author of Dr. Daniel Siegel’s The Yes Brain, and Dr. Becky Bailey, founder of Conscious Discipline and author of Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline. The conference premiered with over 83,000 views in its first week. Dr. Bailey’s talk, […]

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Conscious Discipline Around the World

Conscious Discipline Around the World

Currently used in 47 countries and counting, Conscious Discipline is transforming lives around the world. In Saudi Arabia, students start each day with breathing exercises and a lesson about feelings and safety. A neuropsychologist in Grenada uses Conscious Discipline to teach parents positive alternatives to punishment. And in Holland, an educator feels empowered to truly […]

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Parents In Prison Are Giving Back To Schools And Their Own Children

With the help of the Feeling Buddies and a local prison, the principal of a Missouri early childhood center with more than 700 referrals per year transformed her school from “drowning” to thriving. The community-based, pay-it-forward values embedded within Conscious Discipline encouraged the uncommon link between the early childhood center and the prison. The prisoners’ […]

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Anger: Coach Kids Through It!

World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey demonstrates the different ways our parents dealt with upsetting moments. Through a humorous skit where she plays the child, Dr. Bailey reveals the four most common negative approaches and then how to effectively coach a child through managing their feelings.

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Happiness: Coach Kids Through It!

World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey demonstrates the different ways our parents dealt with our emotions. Through a humorous skit where she plays the child, Dr. Bailey reveals the four most common negative approaches and then how to effectively coach a child through managing their feelings.

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Fear Coach Kids Through It

Fear: Coach Kids Through It!

World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey demonstrates the different ways our parents dealt with our emotions. Through a humorous skit where she plays the child, Dr. Bailey reveals the four most common negative approaches and then how to effectively coach a child through managing their feelings.

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Sadness Coach Kids Through It

Sadness: Coach Kids Through It!

World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey demonstrates the different ways our parents dealt with our emotions. Through a humorous skit where she plays the child, Dr. Bailey reveals the four most common negative approaches and then how to effectively coach a child through managing their feelings.

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How to go conscious not crazy

How to Go Conscious Not Crazy with Our Kids!

World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey explains the different ways our parents dealt with their own feelings. Through humorous reenactments and a research-based approach, Dr. Bailey reveals the vital importance of modeling how to experience our emotions in a healthy way for our children.

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Manage Your Emotions

How to Manage Your Emotions!

Calling all parents and teachers! Did you know there is one skill that is a must-know for your children? This one skill is the foundation for how we interact with children and will determine a great deal about their future. World-renowned developmental psychologist and early childhood expert Dr. Becky Bailey demonstrates this vital information through […]

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Dr. Becky Bailey Course Video

Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Schools and Homes

This newly expanded and updated 10-session course will equip educators and parents alike with a foundational understanding of the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model and how to create safe, connected and problem-solving environments that allow adults and kids to function in their optimal brain state.

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Selwaan Mahmoud

Selwaan Mahmoud

Selwaan Mahmoud is a lifelong educator and a parent who has always believed in the power of positive intent and the importance of critical thinking. She has worked with students as young as two months in nurseries to adults in large school systems. She has trained and coached administrators, teachers, students and parents in training and implementing Conscious Discipline school wide.

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Pamela Prasher

Pamela Prasher

Pamela Prasher has over 18 years of classroom experience, in addition to experience as a family advocate, parent educator, early childhood presenter and with her two young boys. She specializes in working with parents and families from Native American/Tribal Communities. Pamela has presented about Conscious Discipline at state and national conferences, including presenting at a Conscious Discipline Summer Institute.

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Nicole Langston

Nicole Langston

Nicole Langston, an educator with over 17 years of experience and mother of four, discovered Conscious Discipline when she first became a principal. Nicole has worked as a Director of Early Childhood, principal, and elementary teacher while also leading Parents as Teachers, Gifted and Talented, Head Start and pregnant and parenting teens. She has an Ed.S in Education Policy and Analysis from the University of Missouri, a M.Ed from William Woods University, and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University.

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Megan Shea-Bates

Megan Shea-Bates has over 10 years of experience in the classroom and in administrative roles, ranging from special education Pre-K to adults in diverse environments. She discovered Conscious Discipline as an administrator and has used those foundational practices to educate, train and coach parents, teachers and leaders.

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Kyree Corbett

Kyree Corbett discovered Conscious Discipline early in her career. After receiving her bachelor’s degrees in Elementary and Special Education, Kyree knew her love was for early childhood education. She now operates a private preschool, implementing Conscious Discipline center-wide. Kyree also implements Conscious Discipline coaching CrossFit, sitting on the Board of Trustees for a 6-12 private school, and teaching parent workshops.

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Tracy Skripka

Tracy Skripka

Tracy Skripka is a Public School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been instrumental in the implementation of Conscious Discipline school and district-wide. Tracy uses Conscious Discipline as the foundation of her school counseling program and her private counseling practice.

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Mara Spencer

Mara Spencer

Mara McElroy Spencer has a B.S. in Family and Child Sciences and has worked in the Early Education field for almost 20 years. Mara owns and operates a fully implemented Conscious Discipline preschool/primary school, serving ages birth-1st grade. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors for two K-8 Public Charter Schools in Leon County, FL. She resides in Tallahassee, FL with her husband, Justin, and their four children: Mallie, Jack, Luke, and Ella Cate.

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Lynn Young

Lynn Young

Lynn Young has dedicated 30 plus years to educating children with disabilities. While she once taught preschool through high school, her passion is working with young children and their families. She spent 20 years teaching an inclusive preschool classroom that she designed to include children with hearing impairments and other developmental disabilities. She was a demonstration teacher and has served as a cooperating teacher for countless student interns. Most recently, she has been a Preschool Coordinating Teacher supporting preschool Special Education and Title I teachers with a professional development program she developed.

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Ashley Furnell

Ashley Furnell

Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the classroom and has been using Conscious Discipline since 2011. Currently an early childhood special education teacher and mother to two young girls, Ashley knows firsthand the struggles that come from raising and teaching young kids. She credits Conscious Discipline with supporting her in reaching her most challenging students and building a strong School Family. She is passionate about helping others learn Conscious Discipline in fun, creative, and relatable ways.

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Screaming boy

Parents

Experience the power of safety, connection and problem-solving in your home with Conscious Discipline. Families learn to manage conflict and upset.

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Shuberts Room

Elementary Age Bedroom

An elementary age child’s room is the perfect place to practice self-regulation and responsibility. It’s a space where parents can guide children in creating a space that feels safe, comfortable and loved. Explore the Conscious Discipline strategies below to transform your child’s room into a space where celebration, connection, responsibility and safety help your child […]

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Shubert’s Home

Welcome to Shubert’s Home Shubert’s Home in Bug Valley offers practical, room-by-room examples of Conscious Discipline implementation in the home. Explore the Living Room, Kitchen, Bedrooms and more to discover tips, tools, tricks and videos designed to help parents and families bring the principles and practices of Conscious Discipline to life. Click through the 12 […]

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