Positive Discipline: How to educate with firmness and kindness?

Positive Discipline is a programme developed by Jane Nelsen, Doctor of Educational Psychology at the University of San Francisco. The programme is based on the work of Alfred Adler (medical doctor and psychiatrist 1870-1937) and Rudolf Dreikurs (psychiatrist and educator 1897-1972) and is designed to teach young people to become responsible and resourceful members of their community.

Positive discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults, including parents, teachers and early childhood professionals.

Positive discipline is an approach that encourages children to develop social skills while creating a context of mutual respect within the family, school and community.

For this purpose, the program proposes a set of tools and a method that is neither permissive nor punitive, which allow the child to develop self-discipline, autonomy, desire to learn, mutual respect and many other qualities.

Véronique Genevay, educationalist and psychosociologist at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of Geneva, came to CERN on 31 May 2018 to give a conference on Positive Discipline: https://indico.cern.ch/event/725922/

Following the conference, Véronique Genevay proposes five evening workshops for parents to deepen their understanding of Positive Discipline with a more personalised approach.

The workshops will take place at the facilities of "Le Jardin des Particules", Crèche and School of the CERN Staff Association, on 20 September, 4 and 18 October, 1 and 15 November, from 5 to 8 pm.

The cost of these workshops is 400 CHF, covering all five evening sessions.

For more information and registration, please contact Carole Dargagnon, Headmistress of Le Jardin des Particules: carole.dargagnon@cern.ch

by Staff Association