• What is Conscious Discipline?

    Conscious Discipline is a proven comprehensive approach that empowers adults with the skills to create a safe, connected and problem-solving environment. Dr. Becky Bailey created a brain-based framework of powers, skills, and structures to help children learn to self-regulate their emotions and to problem-solve.


    Conscious Discipline- The Three Brain States - Carmel Mountain Preschool


    What does it look like?


    The brain-based powers are rooted in human social emotional development. The seven powers for self-control are the Powers of Love, Attention, Perception, Unity, Acceptance, Intention, and Free Will.



    Big Idea


    Power of Perception No one can make you angry without your permission. To teach adults and children to take responsibility for our own upset.
    Power of Unity We are all in this together. To perceive compassionately, and to offer compassion to others and to ourselves.
    Power of Attention Whatever we focus on, we get more of. To create images of expected behavior in a child's brain.
    Power of Free Will The only person you can change is you. Learning to connect and guide instead of force and coerce.
    Power of Acceptance The moment is as it is. To learn to respond to what life offers instead of attempting to make the world go our way.
    Power of Love Choose to see the best in others. Seeing the best in others keeps us in the higher centers of our brain so we can consciously respond instead of unconsciously react to life events.
    Power of Intention Mistakes are opportunities to learn. To teach a new skill rather than punishing others for lacking skills we think they should possess by now.



    The seven skills that humans learn to connect with others are Composure, Encouragement, Assertiveness, Choices, Empathy, Positive Intent, and Consequences.