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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Drop Off Routine Letter

School Drop-off Letter

Transitions can be challenging for children and saying goodbye at drop-off can be particularly hard! This send-home letter from Conscious Discipline and The Playing Field models a helpful way to communicate your Conscious Discipline-based routine for drop-off. Age 3 and up Helps With Morning routine Setting the tone for a successful day Connecting Use A […]

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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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Real Talk For Real Teachers

Play and Connection from Age 4 to 104

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Latoria Marcellus and Amy Speidel Episode Summary In this episode, 2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy joins new hosts Latoria and Amy for their Real Talk for Real Teachers debut. Tabatha is a Conscious Discipline practitioner and the first early childhood educator to be named National Teacher […]

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Creative Strategies to Inspire Hesitant Teachers

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guest Becky Jones Episode Summary Conscious Discipline asks adults to make a mindset shift and a skill set upgrade before coaching children to do the same. For some adults, this type of transformational change feels difficult, scary, or overwhelming, and some teachers […]

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Coaching Young Athletes with Conscious Discipline

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Julie Ruffo, Certified Instructor Jenny Spencerand special guest Susan Loper Episode Summary Fear is an emotion we all experience. Young athletes are especially likely to encounter fear, whether it’s when stepping into a pool, performing in front of a packed crowd, or trying a new stunt. If you grew […]

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Podcast

How to Help Children Handle Medical Procedures Like Vaccines

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Julie Ruffo and Master Instructor Amy Speidel Episode Summary With the holidays fast approaching, many families will choose to vaccinate their children for the flu or Covid. Certified Instructor Amy Speidel joins us for a special Real Talk to help adults create a positive experience for children undergoing medical […]

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A Connection-Focused Approach to Virtual Learning

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guests Jennifer Kist and Jill Hegarty Episode Summary In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools went virtual. Others opted for a hybrid format, with some students learning in school and some learning from home. Even now, with record numbers of students […]

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See, Guide, Trust with Mr. Chazz

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guest Chazz “Mr. Chazz” Lewis Episode Summary In this episode, Dr. Bailey is joined by Chazz “Mr. Chazz” Lewis, a former Montessori teacher turned educational specialist with a fast-growing presence on social media. Mr. Chazz applies his brand of charisma, humor and […]

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An Innovative Approach to Conflict Resolution

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guest Luke Jankee Episode Summary Conscious Discipline is not a boxed curriculum; it’s a foundation on which you build your interactions, relationships, school culture and approach to discipline. It equips you with an internal system of wise choices and creative problem solving. […]

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Culturally Responsive SEL and Being of Service

Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guests Aida Adnan & Tania Al Jaroudy Episode Summary Social and emotional learning (SEL) includes relationship-based skills like conflict resolution, empathy and the ability to assertively set limits and boundaries. Because social norms and practices differ across cultures, experts emphasize the importance […]

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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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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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Webinars

Caring for Adults with Cognitive and Memory Impairment with Dr. Becky Bailey

Webinar: Caring for Adults with Cognitive and Memory Impairment with Dr. Becky Bailey In this heartfelt webinar, Dr. Becky Bailey draws on personal experience to share tips for the families and caregivers of adults with cognitive and memory impairment. Having cared for both grandparents and parents with dementia and Alzheimer’s, she offers practical strategies for […]

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Handling Everyday Upsets, Tantrums, and Teaching Social Skills

Webinars From the Field: Handling Everyday Upsets, Tantrums and Teaching Social Skills Infants and toddlers are cute and cuddly, but they’re also challenging. They can’t communicate verbally, don’t have patience or impulse control, and don’t know how to get their needs met. These challenges result in behaviors such as biting, whining, screaming, hitting, and crying. […]

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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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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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Heidi White

Heidi White

Heidi has devoted her career to supporting the healthy growth and development of children and staff, serving first as a teacher, then as a principal, and ultimately as the director of a school district early learning program and a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor.

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Laura Abbe

Laura Abbe

Laura works with early childhood professionals and parents to help them create an environment of optimal social and emotional growth for children. She is passionate about supporting adults by offering the safety and connection they inherently need, yet may not have experienced fully in their own childhood. Laura builds her life’s work on the concept that offering to others what we need (or have needed) creates a path of healing and a sense of peace through which we are empowered to positively impact the lives of children, students, families, communities and world.

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Tabatha Rosproy

Tabatha Rosproy

Tabatha is a career early childhood educator with 12+ years of experience working in Head Start, center-based early education, home-based services for birth through three years old and as a public school preK teacher. She is known for helping create a unique preschool program housed in a retirement community and nursing home, where students interact with community residents who serve as volunteer “grandmas” and “grandpas.”

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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 Chambers

Kyree Chambers 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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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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