Making Sense of Discipline for Young Children (audio)
TIME: 2 hours
The audience for this special keynote presentation consisted of 1000 parents, daycare professionals, and early education specialists. The material was enthusiastically received by all.
The prevailing practice is to take what works with older children and to apply them to the younger set. Dr. Neufeld reveals the pitfalls of this strategy, especially regarding such common methods as warnings, consequences and time-outs. According to Neufeld, our methods must be informed by how young brains work and by what is required for healthy development to occur. Dr. Neufeld provides strategies that are both effective and safe with young children.