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Conscious Discipline

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“Discipline isn’t something you do to children, it’s something you develop within them”

- Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline

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The story of Conscious Discipline is the story of a teacher.
Dr. Becky Bailey, saw an education system full of hurting children and frustrated educators and knew that there had to be a better way.
The result was Conscious Discipline, a trauma-informed, brain-based self-regulation program rooted in neuroscience, child development research and psychology. Conscious Discipline teaches adults to foster safety and connectedness, unleashing the ability to learn and problem-solve. Both children and adults learn to manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, empowering them to reach their goals.
Today, Conscious Discipline has reached 47 countries and been translated into 22 languages, impacting the lives of thousands of adults and 17.4 million children.

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Dr. Becky Bailey's explanation on Conscious Discipline

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Children's Books

Based on the Skills and Powers of Conscious Discipline


Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings by M.H. Clark

Through playful rhymes and colorful illustrations, this spirited book gives children new tools to understand the range of their emotions and express themselves to family, teachers, friends, and themselves.

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
by Christopher Willard & Daniel Rechtschaffen 

In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others


Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen 

Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved.
With its heartfelt message and colorfully whimsical illustrations, “Our Class is a Family” is a book that will help build and strengthen that class community. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it’s safe to be themselves, it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others.

My Magical Choices (The Magic of Me Series) by Becky Cummings

Boys and girls will be instantly drawn to the beautiful illustrations and fun rhymes that empower them to be responsible for their own happiness. Parents and teachers love the social-emotional message that greatness comes by making the choice to take positive actions towards a goal. These actions create feeling of happiness inside and help develop life-long healthy habits.


Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale

Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life and always means well—but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark's teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down.

Sophie’s Super Splendid Box of Books

The Sophie series is an essential introduction to Conscious Discipline for youngsters age 0-5. This unique set of books is designed to build character through conflict for children by using relatable, delightful stories while also modeling the use of Conscious Discipline for adults.

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Shubert Series

The Shubert series is a unique set of books designed to build character through conflict for both children and adults.
Shubert demonstrates helpful ways for children to solve problems, while Mrs. Bookbinder models Conscious Discipline strategies for adults. The Shubert books combine quality children’s literature with parent education and educational staff development.

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The Seven Skills of Discipline are the only skills needed to transform everyday discipline issues into teaching moments.

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Conscious Discipline is implemented around the world

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Based on Four Key Components:

Conscious Discipline Brain State Model

The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model recognizes three basic brain / body / mind states likely to produce certain behaviors. 

Seven Powers for Conscious Adults

The seven Powers create a shift in the way adults see conflict so we can maintain composure and consciously respond to difficult situations. Adults’ ability to self-regulate is the precursor to teaching children social-emotional skills.

Creating the School Family

The School Family increases connections between adults and children at all levels, ensuring optimal development and learning for all. A School Family culture is built through consistent modeling of routines, rituals and structures.

Seven Skills of Discipline

These seven Skills transform everyday discipline issues into teachable moments, equipping children with the social-emotional and communication skills needed to manage themselves, resolve conflict and develop healthy behavior.

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Four Components of Conscious Discipline Pyramid

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What About Training?

The website Conscious Discipline offers lots of trainings which can be fit for an individual or for groups!

Link to the Conscious Discipline Video Gallery

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Free resources for teachers and parents

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