Elements of Discipline
Nine Principles for Teachers and Parents
Publication: Oct 12
Publication: Nov 12
6 x 9
3 tables, 33 figures
How teachers and parents can cultivate competent, happy children using a few simple principles as their guide.Read Chapter 1 (pdf).
Elements of Discipline is a timely and helpful book for teachers, parents, and day-care professionals that provides a simple set of rules for managing—successfully and humanely—a wide range of discipline situations and challenges. A well-respected child development specialist, Stephen Greenspan outlines his "ABC Theory of Discipline." He combines an Affective approach, a Behavioral approach, and a Cognitive approach that, when used in a coordinated fashion, will contribute to greater child compliance and family/classroom harmony. Greenspan suggests that, using his matrix, caregivers can provide the warmth, tolerance, and influence that will help children become competent in three socio-emotional domains—happiness, boldness, and niceness. He recommends caregivers pick and choose from the discipline literature in a manner that best suits their individual style and values. Elements of Discipline is a lively guide to effective classroom or family management.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Arnold J. Sameroff Preface Acknowledgments 1 In Search of Balance: Domains of Discipline and Long-Term Outcomes 2 The Affective Approach to Discipline: Underpinnings and Three Principles 3 The Behavioral Approach to Discipline: Underpinnings and Three Principles 4 The Cognitive Approach to Discipline: Underpinnings and Three Principles 5 Case Studies in Discipline: Using the Three Approaches to Address Behavioral Challenges 6 The ABC Model of Discipline: Linking Domains, Principles, and Outcomes 7 The ABC Tool Kit: Using the Nine Principles to Deal with Discipline Problems 8 Developing an Effective Discipline Style: Using the ABC Model to Refine the Caregiver’s Approach to Discipline Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Using the ABC Model to Evaluate Discipline Advice References Index