“Redirecting Children’s Behavior” is based on Adlerian psychology and is strongly influenced by the work of Rudolf Dreikurs, MD, author of the highly acclaimed book “Children: The Challenge." The course was developed by Kathryn Kvols and Bill Reidler, founders of the Global Relationship Centers, Inc., and authors of the book “Redirecting Children’s Misbehavior," along with Helen Hall.
Positive parenting is focused on developing a strong, deeply committed relationship between parent and child based on communication and mutual respect. Positive Parenting focuses on teaching children not just what but also why. Positive parenting means training children toward self-control.
There are three major components to positive parenting
- Rules and consequences are laid out, discussed often, and followed through.
- Parents focus on helping children internalize discipline, rather than obey orders based on fear of punishment, in order to develop self-discipline.
- Parents use active listening to understand children’s thoughts. This allows parents to correct misunderstandings or mistaken links of logic.