It is difficult for me to work with methodology, rules or even plans. That is why at first I questioned the concept of positive discipline and I admit I was sometimes skeptic about it. However, it made me reflect on the time when I was in kindergarten and school, upon the relations with adults when I was a child. This retrospective enabled me to use the positive discipline “tools”. I needed to reset my body, my mind and even my voice. Moreover, that was a challenge!
Diana Nijboer, founder of Edumais, with some of the students.
Published on MultiRio, an educational medium for Rio de Janeiro on 11 October 2017, author Sandra Machado, translated by Karin von Malotki
Positive Discipline is a methodology developed by the US American Jane Nelsen, mother of 7 children, over 30 years ago, based on the theory of two Viennese scientists, Alfred Adler a psychology professor and his student Rudolf Dreikurs a psychiatrist. This approach is based on the firmness in education instead of punishment and is applied in 24 countries so far, including Brazil.