Tim Ervin, LCPC, BCC, CH

Resources for Parents

Positive Discipline teaches parents how to focus on solutions. In this news clip, Jane Nelsen explains how parents can teach their children valuable skills rather than punish them into obedience.
Dr. Nelsen explains that "No punishment" is not the same as being "Permissive." When children are having a temper tantrum because they want a toy, most parents try to talk them out of it. Then, as the child perseveres, many parents will give in because they don't want their child to be upset or because the parent doesn't know how to stop the whining. But by doing that, parents take away a learning opportunity for the child. Children can learn to develop their "Disappointment muscles."
Dr. Nelsen believes that this life skill teaches children that they can survive the ups and downs of life because they have done so in small steps, early in life. Parenting today is challenging but with the right information and a little practice, parenting doesn't have to be so difficult. Jane Nelsen teaches parents how to make parenting fun again. Dr. Nelson explains the reality of what punitive "Time outs" can do for a child. Does time out work? Is there a better way? Learn why the "Naughty chair" approach just doesn't work. Watch this interview to learn new parenting skills you can put into practice today.