Healthy options to respond to challenging childhood behavior
Why is education about discipline important? Inappropriate discipline and early childhood aggression are two of the strongest predictors of violence later in life. In addition to violence, exposure to inappropriate discipline increases a child's risk for many other physical and mental health problems later in life. Rather than waiting for problems to surface, it would be best if all parents know appropriate ways to discipline when children are young.
What is Play Nicely? Play Nicely is an interactive video program that gives parents 20 options to respond to a child with challenging behavior, efficiently teaching parents that some options are better than others. The program is available in both English and Spanish and has separate versions for parents, teachers, and health care professionals. The program is brief; it lasts 50 minutes, yet offers results in as few as five to ten minutes!
Play Nicely works! Multiple studies confirm that Play Nicely is effective.
After viewing the program, health care providers
- have increased confidence for counseling parents about discipline.
- are more likely to recommend appropriate discipline strategies to parents.
How can I see Play NicelyTM?
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