• Educator

    Dr. Bailey has worked with the most difficult children for 40+ years and has also developed curriculum and taught at the college and graduate level.

  • Founder

    Dr. Bailey, along with Kate O’Neil, founded Conscious Discipline (Loving Guidance, Inc.) in 1996. The company recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary.

  • Author

    Dr. Bailey has authored 21 books related to guidance and discipline and 14 children’s books that model Conscious Discipline for children and adults.

  • Speaker

    Dr. Bailey is a dynamic and engaging speaker, facilitating Institutes, workshops, courses and keynote addresses at a variety of Conscious Discipline and education industry events annually.

Dr. Bailey Receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Frog Street

July 2017 – At the SPLASH 2017 conference, Frog Street honored Dr. Becky Bailey with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Frog Street is a provider of curriculums and professional development resources for early childhood educators. Conscious Discipline and Frog Street have partnered to create multiple programs, including the nation’s first 52-week Comprehensive Toddler Program. These bilingual curriculums integrate Conscious Discipline’s social-emotional learning with academic readiness lessons that optimize key windows for children’s growth and development.

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  • plus minus Academic Background

    Academic Background

    Florida State University
    Degree: Ph.D., 1979
    Emphasis: Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology

    Appalachian State University
    Degree: M.S., 1975
    Emphasis: Educational Psychology and Elementary Education

    Longwood College
    Degree: B.A., 1974
    Emphasis: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Adapted Physical Education

  • plus minus Experience

    Experience

    1996 – Present
    President
    Loving Guidance, Inc.

    1988 – 1998
    Associate Professor / Coordinator Early Childhood Education
    University of Central Florida

    1985 – 1988
    Assistant Professor / Faculty Director Child Development Program
    Department of Early Childhood and Language School of Education Eastern Montana College

    1983 – 1985
    Research Assistant Professor / Academic Coordinator
    UNM Child Care Co-op Department of Elementary Education, University of New Mexico

    1981 – 1982
    Visiting Lecturer Navajo Teacher Education Development Program
    Department of Elementary Education, University of New Mexico

    1980 – 1981
    Director, Division of Education
    Indian Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

    1979 – 1980
    Early Childhood/Elementary Education Consultant
    Florida State Department of Education

    1978 – 1979
    Graduate Assistant
    Florida State University

    Teacher Curriculum Development Specialist
    Creative Preschool and Child Care Center, Florida

    1977 – 1978
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Sabal Palm Elementary School, Florida

    1975 – 1977
    Teacher / Administrator
    Creative Preschool and Child Care Center, Florida

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    Books

    Bailey, B. A. (2015) The NEW Conscious Discipline Book – Expanded & Updated. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2011) Managing Emotional Mayhem: The Five Steps for Self-Regulation. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A., (2011). Creating the School Family: Bully-Proofing Classrooms Through Emotional Intelligence. Oviedo, Florida: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A., (2000). Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation. New York: Harper Collins.

    Bailey, B. A., (2000). Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management. Oviedo, Florida: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A., (1997). I Love You Rituals: Activities to Build Bonds and Strengthen Relationships With Children. New York: Harper Collins.

    Bailey, B. A., (1996). There’s Got To Be A Better Way: Discipline that Works. Oviedo, Florida: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A., & Burton, E. (1989). The Dynamic Infant: Activities to Enhance Infant/Toddler Development. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.

    Bailey, B. A., & Burton, E. (1982). The Dynamic Self: Activities to Enhance Infant Development. St. Louis: the C. V. Mosby Company.

    Children’s Books

    Bailey, B. A. (2015) Sophie’s New Sibling. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2015) Sophie’s BIG Voice. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2015) Sophie’s Helpful Day. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2015) Sophie Wants a Turn. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2013) Sophie is a S.T.A.R. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2013) Sophie Makes a Choice. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2013) Sophie Rants and Raves. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance, Inc.

    Bailey, B. A. (2007) Shubert’s New Friend. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2006) Shubert Rants and Raves. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2005) Shubert’s Choice. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2004) Shubert’s BIG Voice. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2004) Shubert Sees the Best. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2003) Shubert is a S.T.A.R. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Bailey, B. A. (2001) Shubert’s Helpful Day. Oviedo, FL: Loving Guidance.

    Book Chapters

    Bailey, B. A. (1994). The People: American Indian Education in Cultural Diversity in American Schools. Balado, C., & Oteiza, E. (Eds.). Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

    Peer Reviewed Articles

    Bailey, B. A. and Rodriguez, B. J. (1997). Motivating Children: Rewards or relationships, FOCUS, Journal for West Virginia Association for Young Children, 16 (1), 22-24. Bailey, B. A. (Spring 1996). Understanding temper tantrums. Children Our Concern, 21(1), 22-23.

    Rodriguez, B.J. and Bailey, B.A. (Spring 1996). Assessing Change in Understandings of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education. Reading Improvement, 33(1), 31-37.

    Bailey, B.A., Rodriguez, B.J. and Harms, A.M. (1996). The Prevalent Use of Rewards: Some Serious Concerns. Journal of the Ohio Elementary Kindergarten. Nursery Educators, 15, 5-11.

    Bailey, B.A., Hoffman, L.L. and Streeter, S.K. (1993). Significant Others of Young Children. Proceedings from the American Statistical Association: Families and Children: Research Findings. Data Needs, and Survey Issues. American Statistical Association.

    Bailey, B.A., (1992). Unlimited Power in the Classroom. Children Our Concern, IVII, 2, 8-9.

    Bailey, B.A., (1992). “Mommy, don’t leave me!” Dimensions 20(3), 25-27; 39.

    Bailey, B.A., (1991). Counseling and Assessing Native American Children. Florida Association of School Psychologist Minority/Multicultural Newsletter, 2, 1.

    Bailey, B. A., & Nihlen, A. S. (1990). Effect of experience with nontraditional workers on psychological and social dimensions of occupational sex-role stereotyping in elementary school children. Psychological Reports, 66, 1273-1282.

    Bailey, B. A., & Nihlen, A. S. (1989). Elementary school children’s perceptions of the world of work. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 24, (2), 135-145.

    Nihlen, A. S., & Bailey, B. A. (1988). Children’s display of gender schemes through interaction with non-traditional workers. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 19, 155-162.

  • plus minus Honors

    Honors

    2017
    Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
    Frog Street

    2013
    William Henry Ruffner Alumni Award
    Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

    2013
    Author, Top Choice of the Year
    Creative Child Magazine
    Managing Emotional Mayhem

    2013
    Author, Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist
    The Association of Educational Publishers
    Feeling Buddies Self-Regulation Toolkit

    2010
    Author, Seal of Excellence
    Creative Child Magazine
    Best Beginnings: An Infant Care Conversation

    2010
    Author, Top Choice of the Year
    Creative Child Magazine
    Best Beginnings: An Infant Care Conversation

    2010
    Author, Best Parenting Book
    Viewpoint
    Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline

    2006
    Author, Award Winner
    iParenting Media
    Shubert Rants and Raves

    2004
    Author, Award Winner
    iParenting Media
    Shubert Sees the Best

    2003
    Author, Award Winner
    iParenting Media
    Shubert is a S.T.A.R.

    1996
    Teaching Incentive Program Award for Teaching Excellence

    April 1996
    Alumni Achievement Award
    Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

    1994
    Nominated Who’s Who in American Education

    1994
    Distinguished Service Award for Efforts in Developing and Promoting Sponsored Research

    1993
    Young Educator of the Year
    Phi Delta Kappa

    1993
    Nominated Graduate Teacher Award

    1991 & 1992
    Nominee National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    1990 & 1992
    Course Selected for Honors Program

    March 1990
    Quill Membership for UCF Authors

    1987
    Nominated Outstanding Early Childhood Educator for the State of Montana

    1987
    Nominated for Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching
    Eastern Montana College

    1986
    Outstanding Young Women of America

    1986
    Nomination for Northern Burlington Faculty Achievement Awards for both Teaching & Research

    1982 – 1984
    Excellent Teacher Evaluation List
    University of New Mexico for nine consecutive semesters

    1981
    Certification of Excellence
    Pueblo of Acoma Wise Men & Tribal Council