Positive Discipline Book

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Also available as an Audio Book.

For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you'll discover how to:

  • bridge communication gaps
  • defuse power struggles
  • avoid the dangers of praise
  • enforce your message of love
  • build on strengths, not weaknesses
  • hold children accountable with their self-respect intact
  • teach children not what to think but how to think
  • win cooperation at home and at school
  • meet the special challenge of teen misbehavior



The parenting book I never knew I needed!

I've been a mom for fifteen years and have read many books, attended many parenting seminars and classes, but it wasn't until last month that I stumbled upon the Positive Discipline program. I'm so grateful I did! It opened up my eyes to see the right way to parent and to realize the changes we needed to make in our home. Thank you!!

Posted 10/13/2017


I love this book. We have twin girls who are 6 and a 4 year old boy. I can't tell you how helpful it is to understand their behavior more... as well as our own. Thank you for helping with our handful. My only request: Please share some information on handling twins/multiples or children close in age. Thanks!!

Posted 10/08/2013
Stacie K

Wonderful Discipline Strategies!

I've just started my reading & have steadily applied the concepts! LOVE THE RESULTS! I have read Jane's other positive discipline books (birth-3 and preschool years) this just adds practical advice & application for the rest of the process! The kids are happier & do better...& so does MAMA!!! :)

Posted 06/09/2013

My favorite book!

Every time I read this book I gain something new. My copy is dog earred and well worn. I highly suggest this book. It is a great starting place to understanding positive discipline philosophy and tools.

Posted 08/31/2012
Casey Scott-Mitchell

Youth & Community Educator

Great books...really helped to supplement the material presented in the parenting classes!

Posted 03/14/2012
sandta johnson

Positive Discipline

This book was recommended by a gal that encourages foster parenting. It has very good ideas, but like it says--try one thing @ a time to implement. I know lots of people who use this approachable are successful @ parenting happy children.

Posted 11/25/2011

Great book!

I love the ideas in Positive Discipline. It presents a good way of thinking (getting inside the child's mind. Working on solutions, etc.) and a solid set of principals. I'm on my second read through it and I'm hoping to pick up some things I may have missed the first time.

Posted 09/25/2011
Linda Clark

Positive Discipline

When I worked as an elementary school counselor, this book was one I recommended most to parents. Having followed the positive discipline model myself with my own now grown children, I knew the model works. And i saw it work for the parents to whom I recommended it--what else is there to say? It is needed now more than ever as I see more and more parents struggle to be firm and consistent with their children. With this model, parents can learn to be firm and loving at the same time.

Posted 07/07/2011

Thank You

I appreciate the skills this book is helping me to maintain in dealing with a spirited child. I always said, it is not what your saying, it is how you say it. This doesn't only apply to children!!!

Posted 06/12/2011

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Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.