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.
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.
No one can make you angry without your permission. To teach adults and children to take responsibility for our own upset. We are all in this together. To perceive compassionately, and to offer compassion to others and to ourselves. Whatever we focus on, we get more of. To create images of expected behavior in a child's brain. The only person you can change is you. Learning to connect and guide instead of force and coerce. The moment is as it is. To learn to respond to what life offers instead of attempting to make the world go our way. 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. 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.