Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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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 Play Nicely multimedia program on a computer for free, choose:

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

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

  1. This question addresses childhood aggression, one of the strongest risk factors for violence later in life.
  2. This question addresses toxic stress, a risk factor for many health problems, by creating an opportunity to educate parents about healthy forms of discipline.   
  3. This question 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 the viewer with 20 options to respond to a child with aggression. Parents can view the options that they are most interested in learning more about.

Play Nicely works! Multiple studies confirm that Play Nicely is effective.

After viewing 5-10 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: July 28, 2016