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#1 of 3 Old 11-26-2006, 01:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Titles says it all --

I have recently become involved with Attachment Parenting International and they use the term positive discipline. I am just wondering if there is a difference. It seems to be the same stuff -- but why the different names?

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I think Positive Discipline is a specific method created by someone who wrote a book... gentle discipline encompasses any discipline style that is non-violent and based on the belief that children are innately good and that a parent's job is to gently and respectfully help a child as he learns how to get along effectively with others in the world. I don't know much about positive discipline, but perhaps it's one example of a gentle discipline style?

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I think Positive is just a better description of gentle. A lot of time, a broad term for things can, over time, can get polluted with compromise...

for example (an extreme one to make a point) : Some one could label making a child sit in a corner facing the wall for a half an hour - for coloring on the wall - a "gentle" discipline bc it's not violent or yelling.
Positive discipline sees that that is still very damaging to a childs spirit and does not teach them in a complete way... Positive discipline seeks to build up the child's character while teaching them valuable lessons... Like, now the child has to stop his play to clean the wall. (This being done in a way that encourages the child to continue being artistic but letting him know the boundaries...)

I hope that made sense.
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