Ending the Generational Cycle of Homelessness with Conscious Discipline

“It only takes one invested adult to change the entire trajectory of a child’s life.” Vine Maple Place holds this phrase as the cornerstone of their mission and has...

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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....

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Conscious Discipline Reducing Corporal Punishment, Improving Child Cognition in Grenada

In Grenada, a Caribbean island nation of 110,000 people, corporal punishment is widespread. Harsh child-rearing and excessive corporal punishment hinder the development of executive functions associated with academic and...

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Conscious Discipline Consequences: FAQs and Common Scenarios

This is Part Three of a three-part series on Conscious Discipline consequences. If you missed it, catch up on Part One and Part Two. In Part One of this series,...

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Teaching Missing Skills: The Power of Social Stories

“If your child keeps on hitting his classmates, he will get a referral and as a consequence can be suspended. Please talk to him so that he stops the...

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The Three Types of Consequences and How to Give Them

This is Part Two of a three-part series on Conscious Discipline consequences. You can read Part One here and Part Three here.  In Part One of our consequences series,...

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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...

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Why Conscious Discipline Consequences Work and Punishments Don’t (And How to Give Effective Consequences)

This is Part One of a three-part series on Conscious Discipline consequences. Read Part Two and Part Three for more information on effective consequences. Conscious Discipline offers solutions for...

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Taming the Homework Giant: Tips for Helping Your Children Do Their Best!

The new school year is starting, and that means it’s time for a task that’s dreaded by students and parents alike: homework. If your house is anything like mine,...

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