Welcome to CHILDHOOD MATTERS, the place you want to be if you are wanting more peace in your family or classroom, or even if you are simply looking for the most progressive and postive strategies available today for dealing with children. While I am dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage childrens' challenging behaviors, my passion lies in teaching them how to do this in a completely non-punitive way.
It is through my no-punishment discipline solutions that you will find answers to virtually any behavior challenge, and your solutions are guaranteed to NOT include any of the following:
punishments that involve revoking privileges or belongings
penalty-type punishments (such as writing lines)
Frustrations parents and teachers can feel because of children's misbehaviors increases stress for everyone, which in turn increases the chances for more misbehaviors. The solutions I provide inevitably create more peace within your home or classroom, as children naturally respond to these techniques with better behavior. You can also improve these and other issues with my non-punitive techniques and tools:
non-compliance/outright refusal to listen
verbal and physical aggression
difficult behaviors in the classroom
While typical discipline methods (such as time-outs, spanking, or grounding) have the effect of increasing anger and misbehavior while decreasing trust in children, the methods you will learn from me will actually create a deeper and closer bond with your child. If these non-punitive discipline techniques are maintained, this trust and bond you have with your child will keep you connected to him or her right through those teen years, which is when punitive parents typically become "shut out" of their children's lives.
Here are a few examples of other kinds of behavior challenges I can help with even though they are not considered actual misbehaviors:
high activity level
navigating peer conflicts
Any behavior solutions I create can also be adapted to benefit others who may be spending time with your children, such as nannies or staff working at extra-curricular or camp facilities.
Please call or e-mail me directly if you have questions about which of my services or products would be best suited to help you, you will not speak with a representative or salesperson but with me personally.
Please visit the 'Upcoming Events' page for details on an upcoming workshop called "No More Time-Outs!"