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
COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
For 20+ years, “We’re all in this together,” has been a core tenet of Conscious Discipline. 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, communities and nations. Now more than ever, safety and active calming have become mission-critical for families everywhere. Regardless of how many years we’ve been developing our own social emotional toolset, it’s difficult to help a child co-regulate when we feel anxious ourselves!
NEW: 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.” The curriculum features 16+ hours of training content and includes Parent Nights, Home Visits, Mini Sessions, and reproducibles for handouts, make-n-takes, and mini posters to enrich and extend learning.
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 060
Creating Optimal Relationships for Optimal Learning
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest J.C. Commander
In this podcast, you’ll hear from J.C. Commander, a dean of students for South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District in Ohio. As the dean of students in a small district, J.C. wears many hats. Whether he’s working with students who are truant and their families, coaching basketball, or teaching breathing strategies to young children, J.C. puts relationships at the forefront. Listen in to learn how Conscious Discipline has helped J.C. and his district prioritize relationships in order to optimize learning.
2020 Conscious Discipline Events
START STRONG: SEL Foundations and Resiliency in Infants and Toddlers (Conscious Discipline for 0-3)
Virtual Workshop Available through December 31, 2020
This comprehensive Conscious Discipline Infant/Toddler virtual workshop provides caregivers, educators, mental health professionals and families with the relationship-based competencies...View Event
Session C: Summer Institute (CD1) 2020 Satellite
Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Kim Hughes in Indianapolis, IN July 20-26 for Session C: Summer Institute Satellite. Summer...View Event
Elevate Social Emotional Learning Conference: Start Strong with Conscious Discipline the First Six Weeks
NEW! A Pre-Conference Add-On Day is available July 29th. $99 per person – additional details below. Join Conscious Discipline...View Event
“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