Why not teach all children to do it?
Why is education about discipline important? Inappropriate discipline can lead to child maltreatment, increasing a child's risk of many physical and mental health problems later in life. This process likely occurs because childhood adversity such as maltreatment (i.e. toxic stress) causes changes in gene expression (read more about this phenomenon). Rather than waiting for problems to surface, it would be best if all parents could be educated about appropriate ways to discipline when their children are still young.
Play Nicely is an efficient and effective way for everyone to learn appropriate parenting strategies.
Play Nicely is evidence-based; it works! Research regarding Play Nicely's efficacy can be viewed here.
Play Nicely utilizes a public health approach and is offered in both English and Spanish in three separate versions for parents, teachers, and health care professionals. The program is brief; it lasts for 50 minutes, but offers results in as few as five to ten minutes. Most advantageous to those interested is that it is offered for free!
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