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Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program
 

Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program is a brief, population-based intervention designed to prevent violence and mitigate toxic stress.

To view the free Play Nicely multimedia program, choose:

"Assume you see your child hit another. What are you going to do?" 

Why is this one of the most important questions that a parent can be asked?

  1. It addresses childhood aggression, one of the strongest risk factors for violence later in life.
  2. It addresses toxic stress, a risk factor for many health problems, by creating an opportunity to educate parents about healthy forms of discipline.
  3. It can lead to education for parents from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, laying the foundation for a population-based approach to prevent violence and mitigate toxic stress

The Play Nicely multimedia program and handbook present viewers with 20 options for responding to a child without aggression. Parents can view the options that interest them most.

Play Nicely works!

Multiple studies confirm that Play Nicely is effective.

After viewing five to 10 minutes of the program, parents

After viewing the program, health care providers

Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Handbook

This durable book is uniquely designed to enhance learning with tabbed pages for each of the 20 discipline options. Learn more about how to obtain this valuable printed resource.


Last Edited: August 19, 2016