This certification will help Susan and Kristina better advise parents on how to talk with their children about tough topics in a constructive manner.
According to the accrediting organization, “Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities… it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others).”
Studies have shown that the implementation of Positive Discipline techniques has resulted in reduction behavioral discipline in school aged children.
Currently, Susan and Kristina plan to apply this certification to help parents have better conversations around topics like:
- Drinking and drug use
- Sexual boundaries
- Safe party behavior
- Social media usage
Though formal research in these specific areas is nascent, many top educators share the opinion that it’s never too early to start talking with children about consent and boundaries. shows that having candid conversations about these topics can help minimize risky behaviors in teenage and early adult years.